Tuesday, April 2, 2013

SUC Training: FINAL WEEK 11

Packets arrived, no backing out now

It's my final week and I am definitely ready. I thought I would honestly be afraid as I count down the final days but I am actually anxious with excitement. They have been releasing a lot more info on the challenges that will be involved in the 1st Annual Springfield Urban Warrior Challenge like running the stairs at Hammons Field, climbing through dumpsters and a dark 1 mile run through an underground tunnel. All of which, sound so much fun to me. Here's a video KSPR & the Newsleader featured:

This past week we had a Biggest Loser-type Final Workout involving an hour workout in the pouring down rain on the historic Commercial Street foot bridge. We sprinted & did the stairs on that bridge all while braving the elements, I will never look at that bridge the same. While doing plyometrics at Cox North, one girl even busted her shin open and needed stitches, this training is not for the faint of heart.

I also got some pretty exciting news from Megan about Pitter Pat Results that made my night. Like I mentioned I was #1 in my age bracket but out of 113 runners for the 10 K, I was 24th overall and 13th out of all the females. I am pretty darn proud of that number!

Besides the final SUC training I ran my last long run Friday. I did 7 miles around southern hills in 60 minutes. I only had a little knee pain so I feel pretty prepared overall.

Week 11: Final Week Plan
Our trainer said to take it easier this week as to not injure ourselves right before the race. I did Body Pump yesterday and plan to run 3-4 miles tonight and then again Wednesday, then take it easy the rest of the week. I might walk the other nights just to stay active. Our race is bright and early Sunday April 7th at 7:00 AM. Can't wait to give an update of how we did.


  1. Way to go sis! So proud of you and your determination.

  2. This actually sounds like a lot of fun! I can't wait to hear all about it! :) Good luck, my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Very proud of you, honey! I know you will do great! We'll be there to cheer you on!