Second to last week of training and I really began to taper (especially after Wednesday)! I decided that I would get in my SOS (something-of-substance) workouts and run by feel on the other days (so if I didn't get to my full mileage planned, then that was OK). I want to get to the start line feeling fresh, rested, and hungry to run FAST.
Monday: 10.5 miles (planned 11.0 miles); 1.5 warm-up; 6 x 1 mile repeats @ 8:25-8:36 (8:30, 8:27, 8:24, 8:26, 8:32; 8:32); 1.5 cool-down. Felt strong and nailed my splits!
Tuesday: 7.5 miles easy in the SNOW!
Wednesday: 13 miles. 1.5 warm-up; 10 @ GMP 8:46 (actual: 8:52); 1.5 cool-down. I was a little disappointed that I didn't nail my pace, but I was dealing with stomach issues and almost threw in the towel at mile 5, so I'm proud that I pushed through and finished it out. If anything, it will give me even more fire to push my pace at the race; 60 minute Barre class
Thursday: 6 miles easy @ 10:20 on the treadmill catching up on my shows!
Friday: 7 miles easy @ 10:16 in the afternoon. Slept in and did this outside in 55 degree SHORTS weather! This will probably be the last time that I will wear shorts here in CO until March...
Saturday: 8 miles easy @ 10:02 on the treadmill; 60 minute CoreReformer Pilates Class; followed it up with getting some marathon nails!
Sunday: Rest Day
- Hit my strength workout paces
- Fit in 3 strength training sessions this week
- Legs felt fresh and kept my easy runs easy
- Didn't get my pace on my last tempo run