I mostly followed my usual race week training patern.
Sunday: Intervals, to try to sharpen and peak at the right time.
Tuesday: Strength - Monday would've been better, to give more recovery time
Wednesday: 5.0 in 38:50, 7:46 ave. I haven't done a 5er training run that fast in a while, so I wonder if I over-spent myself. It didn't feel difficult, so I thought it would be okay, but 3 days before a race, I maybe should've taken the pace a bit easier.
Thursday and Friday: Rest
I stretched almost every workday this week. Towards the middle of the week, my body felt inflamed/used... like it was busy breaking down and rebuilding from the strength session. It had been 2 weeks since my last srength session due to the Mexico trip, so maybe it had more adpting to do than normal. And who knows how going back to normal altitude after 2 weeks at 1.65 mi does to you. I would've thought that your body would be stronger than ever back down, with higher RBC counts, but I think that it's possible that your body freaks out a little at the changes.
Sleep this week wasn't ideal, either. 4, 4, 7, 4, 6, 3+4. The 3+4 is because I tried to sleep at 8pm the night before the race, but I woke up a little while later, cleaned my apartment a bit, ate a bit, then went back to sleep.
Friday fuel... maybe more fibery than it should've been. Soymilk, bit of broccoli, butternut squash for breakfast, hoping that the broccoli would have plenty of time to digest. Apple, sprouted grain tortilla with PB, tofu chocolate moussse for lunch. Tofu chocolate mousse, more butternut squash for dinner. Granola bar late night. Other stuff, too, that I probably forgot. Lots of decaf and tea. Not bad... no real issues the next day, but next time, a bit less fiber, just so that I can feel completely all set to go the morning of the race.