We’re almost a month out from my marathon! I’ve got 2 more 20 milers left on the schedule, then we will be in the taper! It’s crazy to think just how close I am to running my 8th marathon?!? I’ve been really enjoying my own ‘self-made’ training plan this time around and am hoping that it will get me to the start line feeling stronger and more prepared than ever (only time will tell).
This last week was a cut-back week for mileage and I fit in my half marathon by taking a few extra rest days and cross training days instead of running all the miles. It felt good to mentally step-back for a minute, get in a long run in a race-format, and recover well post-race.
Monday, 9/16: 1 mile warmup/ 2 x 3 mile repeats (8:10 & 7:59 avgs)/ 1 mile cool down -> 9 miles total
Tuesday, 9/17: 5 miles easy post-clinical shift
Wednesday, 9/18: strength training & 20 minutes on the bike!
Thursday, 9/19: 6 miles easy
Friday, 9/20: Rest day
Saturday, 9/21: 7 miles & 13.13 race miles!
Sunday, 9/22: Rest Day
Total Miles: 40.2 miles
Total elevation: 873’ up