Last week was another wind down week. I have no more long runs before the marathon on Saturday. In fact, this week I will not run more than 4 miles at one time! WEIRD! (And delightful, I must say).
I'm planning on doing a post later this week on my thoughts about race day, but if I don't follow through with that, here's the short version. All.Over.The.Place. Some times I feel great, and then when I am battling a sore throat and swollen glands and fatigue, I think not so much.
Here's last week's recap
Plan says: Fun Workout
What I do: 0 miles. As I have said before, these fun workout days are sort of like rest days for me - I totally just count running around with the kids as my "fun workout". (For the record, the actual plan indicates that this is a-ok.)
Plan says: 1-2 mile warm up, 3-4 mile tempo run, 1-2 mile cool down
What I do: Rest
Plan says: Rest or cross-train
What I do: Tuesday's missed workout. 1 mile warm up, 4 miles temp, 1 mile cool down. 6.01 miles, 42:46 (7:07/mile avg).
Plan says: easy 6 miles with 4-6 stride outs.
What I do: That exact workout. 6.02 miles, 44:51 (7:27/mile avg).
Plan says: OPTIONAL easy 3 miles
What I do: Why start doing the optional work out now?! 0 miles, rest.
Plan says: 10-12 miles
What I do: Headed out during nap time. I really really wanted to have no miles be above 7:30 pace for this. I wanted to keep it easy. I did an ok job.
Here was my podcast lineup:
1: Happier with Gretchen Rubin, podcast 9
1 - 7:34
2 - 7:30
3 - 7:27
4 - 7:35
5 - 7:31
6 - 7:38
7 - 7:37
8 - 7:44
9 - 7:46
Total: 10.02 miles, 1:16:05 (7:36/mi avg)
Saturday was also packet pick up day! Things always feel a bit more real when you have your race bib in hand!
Plan says: Rest
What I do: Rest. Gorged on burrito bowls at book club. :)
Week 17 Total Mileage: 22.04 miles
Completed 4 of the 4 mandatory workouts