What happens when you add getting home from the airport at 1 a.m. + getting up a few hours later at 5 a.m. to run + being exhausted from all of the previous weeks of training combined = I FELT TERRIBLE during my run yesterday. It happens, it’s done. I don’t have anymore traveling before the marathon so I’m going to really focus on resting as much as possible over these next few weeks. I also just think at this point it is pretty normal to feel terrible with marathon training. Now that we will be entering taper time soon my body will rest up and recover to feel amazing on race day.
Gotta love tank top and gloves (and hand warmer) weather.
Andrew is the best. He packed up my stuff and put it in the car the night before so I could just get up and go in the morning.
The first 8 we were on trails and then we ran into a FENCE and had to go under. After the trails (781 feet of up) we jumped onto the roads and finished up with 4-5ish miles at marathon pace (6:35ish). The total run was a 7:27 average.
Here is how my training went this last week! 20 DAYS UNTIL THE MARATHON! The mileage taper has begun and with just a few more big workouts to do, the work is pretty much done!
Monday: 11 miles @ 8:36 average
Tuesday: 11 miles @ 8:50 average pace… just feeling very tired even though I’m sleeping like a champion.
Wednesday: 15.62 miles total for the day. First 10.43 first thing in the morning. 3 mile w/u, 20 x 400m with an 82 second average (5:28 pace), equal recoveries (standing) after each one (so about 82 second recoveries) and cool-down. Later on in the morning another 5.19 miles @ 8:01 average to get my mileage up a bit because I wasn’t sure how much running I was going to get the next two days!
Thursday: 1.75 miles @ 9:25 average with the Brooks team:) Sleep > getting up crazy early that morning before my flight to run that day!
Friday: 10.31 miles @ 8:40 average with the Brooks crew!
Saturday: 14 miles @ 7:27 average. MY WATCH WASN’T WORKING (it was way off from everyone else…) so I took a picture of Emilee’s watch because I was right next to her the whole time.
Anyone ever have problems with their Garmin being way off after you travel? Is it ever off randomly?
What was your best run last week? Worst run?
What do you have going on today?!