Howdy friends!! I hope you had a great weekend. I got home around 6:45 p.m. last night from my whirlwind trip to Michigan (more on that later this week) and am just trying to get back into the swing of things. I know I will probably say this about 100 times in the next few weeks, but seriously, I cannot believe the Boston Marathon is almost here. 3 weeks from today, 3 FREAKING weeks! AHHH!!!! So, in typical Monday fashion, I am going to recap last weeks training. I have to say, this week was about a thousand times better than last week, I felt great every single run and it was definitely a super confidence boosting week which is great as I am heading into my taper. So…here we go:
Monday: I took my normal lunchtime Yoga class at work, nothing special to report on. I stretched, it felt good!
Tuesday: I did 12 miles, the first 10 were to be done at a comfortable pace, the last 2 at tempo with 6×30 second pickups sprinkled randomly into the run. I felt amazing the entire run, I was nervous to kick up the speed at the end, thinking since I haven’t done any speed work it would be too hard, but I was running at an 8:27 the last two miles and felt fine.
Wednesday: I clearly didn’t look at my plan closely , because I was supposed to have a rest day. I had signed up for my usual Wednesday morning spin class since Wednesday is usually my cross training day, but realized when I got in my car on the way to work, that my plan said I was supposed to rest, so I gave up my spot in spin. I was already dressed for the gym, so I did 10 mins of very slow, no resistance biking and then foam rolled for about 20 mins and called it a day.
Thursday: I taught my usual Group Power class and went light on my legs as my plan advised. I felt like I was going a bit too light, but I wanted to make sure my legs were fresh for the last long run of the training this weekend.
Friday: Because I was traveling over the weekend for work, my boss gave me Friday off so I could pack and get ready (how awesome is she??) Unfortunately, Ashton was coming down with a cold, so on Thursday night I called the pediatrician and I got him an appointment Friday morning. So I quickly did my 5 miles on the treadmill and then spent the rest of the day cuddling with my little sickie. In the evening, I had a PT appointment which felt amazing.
Saturday: Saturday was a rest day for me as I was traveling to Michigan. I made sure to wear my compression socks and hydrate so I was feeling really good. The flight was only about 2 hours which was really nice as well. I was able to rest and read a book!
Sunday: My last really long run was scheduled for Sunday and I also had my half marathon to run, so I did a 5.5 mile warm up before heading to the race. I took it really easy, drank a lot of electrolytes in preparation for the rest of the day and felt really good!
Then I ran the half marathon, ran it and then did a .4 mile cool down to end the day at 19 miles. I will recap the race this week, so I am going to keep this part just to the basics. My final time was 1:55:48
Total mileage: 36 miles
Plan for Next Week
Tuesday: 8 miles easy
Wednesday: Cross training
Thursday: Teach Group Power
Friday: 12 miles (last long weekday run!!!)
Sunday: 16 miles, very easy start and last 6 at marathon pace
Question of the day
Tell me about your training..how is it going? What are you training for?