Another run that didn’t feel great which means I’m right on track for a PR on Saturday! This always happens to me the week of my best races.
When I got home, I had this email waiting for me. As of right now, I’ve decided that I probably won’t do CIM this year anymore. The next few months are busy with life, and I want to get my hamstring 100% and build up my strength training again before my next marathon. I don’t want to burn out by doing three marathons in a year, either.
I love Boston so much and want to go into training for Boston 2023 feeling strong and injury free.
We made sure to get outside and get dirty.
And hung out at home until the big kids were done with school.
The featured carbohydrate was pretzel bites.
Andrew is positive that Beck is old enough for bike gloves.
And of course we had plenty of soccer.
The longer we are together, the more and more we dress alike.
Goodbye vegetables, I’ll have you again after the marathon.
Off to St. George (and a flashback to my first race ever in St. George).
Here is the majority of this month’s training… My training for the previous month is HERE, which also includes links to the training before that too:)
9/1: 10 miles trails @ 9:44 average
9/2: 7.24 miles @ 8:25 average
9/3: 20.22 miles @ 7:05 average. 7.5 miles on trails and 12.72 miles on roads. 2.5-mile w/u, 5-mile push on trails (6:49 average), 4 miles float (low 7’s), 5 miles fast on roads (6:09 average), c/d.
(80 miles for that week)
9/5: 10 miles @ 8:18 average
9/6: 14.5 miles @ 8:59 trails and roads.
9/7: 20 x 400m with equal standing recoveries. We started with 85-second 400s and worked down to a 75-second 400. Between the w/u, workout, c/d, and miles I did with Andrew and Beck later—> 18 miles for the day.
9/8: 10 miles @ 9:15 average trails and roads.
9/9: 6.47 miles @ 9:09 average
9/10: 22 miles @ 6:48 average. W/u, 10 miles @ 6:07 pace (downhill for the first 4 miles), 1 mile easy, 5 miles @ 6:15 pace, C/D
(80 miles for the week)
9/12: 10 miles @ 9:52 average (trail and road)
9/13: 8 miles @ 8:46 average
9/14: 16 miles total @ 7:45ish average (struggled with my watch)—> w/u, 10 x 1 min hard, 1 min easy + 10 x 30 sec hard, 30 sec easy. SUCH a hard run for some reason.
9/15: Off. I was supposed to run 9 miles, but my hamstring and body told me to take a rest day.
9/16: 8 miles @ 8:32 pace
9/17: 16 miles total with a 10k in the middle 36:53 (5:56 average).
(57 miles ((was supposed to do 66))
9/19: 8 miles @ 8:34 average
9/20: 7.48 miles @ 8:25 average
9/21: 15 miles @ 7:13 with 7 x MTC (part flat, mostly down) miles averaging 5:32
9/22: 7 miles @ 8:43 average
9/23: Yoga because my hamstring wanted a day off.
9/24: 11 miles total (not sure overall pace because I forgot to start my watch for a bit during w/u) w/ a 5k time trial net downhill average pace 5:36.
(48 miles for the week, was supposed to do 54)
9/26: 6.07 miles @ 8:40 average pace
9/27: 7 miles @ 7:45 average with 2 miles a little faster than marathon pace (6:08) + 4 x 30 second strides!
9/28: 5 miles @ 8:59 average.
9/29: 3 miles!
9/30: Not sure if I will run or not the day before the marathon?!
Should I run the day before the marathon or not?
-I didn’t run the day before Boston this year; my body loved that, so I might try that again!
Who will be running Boston 2023?! We need to plan a meet-up!
Ever backed out of a race? How come?
-This is my 2nd time doing this with CIM, oops!
48 hours to go—> any advice for me on Saturday?