Having your coach at your workout is the best because you are forced to stick to the game plan. Our coach gave us speed limits for the intervals, which were very helpful so that we didn’t dig ourselves into a hole too close to the race.
At this point, fitness isn’t being built… we are just sharpening up our form and leg turnover and keeping some intensity, so our bodies don’t forget what it feels like–> W/U for 1.8 miles and then seven downhill mile repeats (same ones we always do)–> 5:41, 5:40, 5:38, 5:33, 5:32, 5:25 & 5:16 (he said I could go harder for the last one:), 1.8-mile cooldown. The recoveries are a jog back up to the start of the intervals. With each interval, I felt better and better, and I am hoping that happens at the marathon:).
Fifteen miles total @ 7:13 average. Only one more double-digit run (11 miles on Saturday) and a total of 5 miles of speed left before the race. It is SO close.
Plunj happened again and this time, I brought my foam roller to use in between the sauna and cold bath. My hamstring needs all of the TLC right now.
There is no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing… our new theme in life:)
Last night’s watch was a great one:
Do you have an area on your body that tends to give you more problems than other areas?
-My left hamstring!
Favorite type of bread?
Feelings on rain? Love it, hate it, somewhere in the middle?
-I prefer the sun but there is something so cozy about a rainy day.
Who is using a coach these days? Who has in the past?