Monday, April 27, 2015


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

Monday 4/20
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.)

Tuesday 4/21
Plan says: 1-2 mile warm up, 3-4 mile tempo run, 1-2 mile cool down

What I do:  Rest

Wednesday 4/22
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).

Thursday 4/23
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).

Friday 4/24
Plan says: OPTIONAL easy 3 miles

What I do:  Why start doing the optional work out now?!  0 miles, rest.

Saturday 4/25
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 - 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
10 -7:37 

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!

Sunday 4/26
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

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