This week I focused on making sure my body is rested and relaxed. And hopefully to keep my taper madness to a minimum.
|Plan||Rest||4 m run||5 m run||4 m run||Rest||5k race||8 m run|
||Rest||4 m run
||4 m run||Rest
||8 m run
4 miles in 39:02 (9:45 pace)
I was running during my lunch break and the weather was nice 70′s! The first mile or 2 was great and the last one was a struggle, it felt hard and I had a tough time breathing. I think the breathing is related to humid weather.
4 miles in 37:05 (9:17 pace)
Felt much better! Less humid that day and I was singing along with my music. Easy quick lunch run – love it!
5k race: 24:57
It was a good race, not perfect, but good. You can read more details about the race HERE.
8 miles in 1:20 (10:00 pace)
Good, easy run today. This was my last “long” run and also my last treadmill run in this training cycle! I have 3 more runs left until Sunday (3miles, 4miles and 2 shake out miles the day before). I’m planning on running during my lunch break. I’m looking forward to have time again in the evening!
Planned 21-24 -> Actual: 19
- Body: Great!
- Mind: taper starts to play tricks on me, getting nervous and excited, freaking out about the weather, worried I get sick
I’m seriously stalking weather.com and so far it doesn’t look good. First it was cloudy and perfect, then it was a 40% chance of rain. Not again!! Last year I ran in rain and the race director said, it wasn’t raining on race day in over 5 years. 2 years in a row with rain? Please no!! On Monday the weather went back to 10% chance of rain. This will be a crazy week, BE WARNED!
5 days until marathon #3!