I hope your weekend is going great so far!
My long run felt terrible yesterday and doing a few stairs after running a fast 5k was not my favorite thing ha.
It was my last double-digit run before the marathon and an awful workout is pretty predictable for me before a big race so I’m glad I got that out of the way! My stomach was off, my legs felt every single one of the 20 miles from our workout on Wednesday and it was just one of those days but the people were sure great.
These 4-inch thick French toast were the perfect way to refuel after the run!
AHHHH just 6 more days until the marathon! I cannot believe how quickly this training cycle has gone by and I have never been more excited for a race in my entire life. I have an extremely good feeling about it and with 5 more days of resting, my legs are going to be itching to run fast.
Here’s how this last week looked:
Monday: 10 miles @ 8:28 average.
Tuesday: Off! I knew that Wednesday was going to be huge so I needed to get in some extra rest.
Wednesday: All of the details are in this post but it was 20 miles total with 10 x 1 mile (part flat, mostly down) FAST. The recoveries after each repeat were running back to where we started which was about .7 miles but that part is hard too because you are going uphill ha. I averaged 5:31 for the 10 miles of repeats and finished with my fastest two intervals. VERY happy with how I felt and this was an exciting workout to finish… even if we started at 4:30 a.m. PS doing speed work in the dark makes it go by much faster for some reason and I can’t explain why.
Thursday: 6 miles @ 9:04 average
Friday: I was planning on running 6 miles but sleep won and I did do 2 miles with Brooke:)
Saturday: 13.15 miles in the morning with the w/u and c/d! Not sure the average pace of the entire run because I started my watch over for the 5k in the middle. 5:55 average pace: 6:04, 6:02, 5:37, 5:29 for last .1. We lucked out and at each stoplight we never had to stop! My coach had me get in a few more miles so I did 3 miles on the treadmill later on at a 9:00 pace!
54.15 miles total for the week and it’s time to really drop down next week leading up to the race.
What was your best run this last week? Worst run?
Waffles, pancakes or French toast?
What are some of your Sunday plans?