Morning! The 10k time trial is over, which means race day is getting close. We do this same course two weeks before every marathon, and it’s a great marker to see where we are in our training.
We started at 6:30 am and did a 4.1-mile w/u.
I had two slices of bread at 6 am, and a Maurten Caffeine gel at 7 am.
We stopped for some water before we got to work! I had some friends going the same pace, and we had a nice pack to run with most of the way. It was extremely hard, but I felt in control of the pace.
I’m a big fan of lying on the ground after a hard workout.
I took another gel and did a cool-down to hit 16 miles for the day. Zero stomach cramps like I did the week before and I’m feeling very positive that is because I only had Maurten gels during the run.
I’m excited about the progress I’ve made on this 10k course! For Boston this year (I wasn’t on this Strava account), I hit a 6:05 average pace, so a 9 seconds per mile improvement on Saturday excited me!
My RRCA race predictor chart says I’ll run around a 2:50 for my marathon with this 10k time, but I also know the 10k isn’t my strength.
So instead of race predictor charts, I’ll focus on the progress!
PS for this course we go through 5 stoplights and I’ve always been very lucky to never have to stop during the time trial.
I didn’t do strength (tapering that, too!), but I did plenty of recovery (here’s my list of favorites).
Soccer games throughout the day (Knox wanted Andrew to throw him up like he throws up Beck)…
And the highlight of the weekend was a BYU Women’s soccer game!
A cougar tail is a must for us at any byu event.
We thought he would be exhausted, but he thrived, staying up way past his bedtime.
Sunday was laid back with haircuts and just hanging out outside as much as possible!
Fall is in the air.
What race length would you say is your strength, and which one is your weakness?
Do race predictors feel like they are pretty accurate for you? The one on your garmin?
Do you live by any colleges or universities? Fan of college sports?
How often do you eat bananas?