It’s so funny how the beginning of training feels like it takes forever to get through each week and then somewhere (always around 50ish days left or so) it just FLYS BY. We’re less than 40 days out from Eugene and I’m over my training hump. Most of my miles are already in the bank, this week is one of my last building weeks before the marathon (and then I’ll have a few more slightly bigger weeks before my 50 miler). It’s exciting to look ahead and see how little is left (compared to what I’ve done thus far)! I’m so happy with how my body is handling the mileage (it kinda feels AMAZING and I feel really freaking strong —> loving this point in a training cycle). Eugene will be the first time I’m running 26.2 since last year’s Salt Lake City PR (over a year ago!) - I cannot wait. Bring.on.the.miles.
Monday, 3/11: 5 mi RUNch easy 10:28 68’ up
Tuesday, 3/12: 1 mi warm up/ 4 x 1.5 mile repeats (8:07/ 8:07/ 8:04/ 8:15) / 1 mi cooldown. 10 miles & strength in the AM. Felt amazing!
Wednesday, 3/13: yoga in the AM- 5.15 mi easy in a BLIZZARD 11:07 92’ up with the last ~.5 with Stella.
Thursday, 3/14: 8 mi EZ AM after getting into the Beach 2 Beacon lottery / 3 mi EZ PM / strength
Friday, 3/15: REST DAY! Travel to Moab. Here’s something cute.
Saturday, 3/16: Race Day! 7 mi easy / 13.2 (according to my garmin) at 7:56 pace 815’ up
Sunday, 3/17: 11.07 miles easy 11:34 1, 192’ up. Super easy. Super tired. Happy to have got it in though!
How’s the weather where you are?!? —> we’re FINALLY seeing some mud and warmer day-temps.
Favorite part of a training cycle? —> This. right now. I don’t hate the taper, but I’m still unsure how long my body ideally needs to taper (10 days? 7 days? 14 days? 21 days? ) —> what does your body love for a time for tapering?