It was a BUSY week last week and I finally got a bit of a break this past Monday/Tuesday from schoolwork/ working/ commuting/running. It was MUCH needed. Last week was my big ‘peak week’ before the marathon! It’s so crazy to me how quickly the past 13 weeks have gone and it’s even crazier to me how well-executed it went! This is my first race that I actually ‘marathon trained specifically for’ in over 2 years and I’m really excited to see how well I can execute this race coming up! It’s all about recovery, rest, and mainly easy miles from here until race day. Let’s recap last week’s 55 miles! Also side note: I’m really excited that I can finally start to put my hair up in a nice bun on top of my head again- it’s been so long!
Monday, 10/7: 1 mile warm up / 12 x 400m (400 R) (7:20/ 6:59/ 7:05/ 7:22/ 7:01/ 7:07/ 6:59/ 6:54/ 7:21/ 7:07/7:06/ 7:04)/ 1 mile cool down & strength
Tuesday, 10/8: 6 easy miles 9:40 pace
Wednesday, 10/9: 7 easy miles at 9:59 pace & strength
Thursday, 10/10: 20 miles! Executed well with a negative split and a fast 800 at mile 19 of the run.
Friday, 10/11: 2 mile hike with Stella! Rest day otherwise.
Saturday, 10/12: 7 easy miles at 9:56 pace after working all day. Woof. That was hard.
Sunday, 10/13: 7 easy morning miles before another full workday
-Anyone else in the taper right now or coming up on peak week? How’re you feeling? Have the ‘taper crazies’ hit you yet?!?