Saturday was another park run for Andrew and me. We found the perfect park near where we were staying, with a big field and play area for the kids to use while we ran around the park watching them. Andrew ran three days in a row; his legs were done by the end of our run on Saturday.
Skye joined me for part of the run too.
They played various games on the train along with dance parties; every age enjoyed it.
They were all pretty creeped out by the Easter bunny though.
This was Andrew’s reaction when he realized the Angels will be playing in Boston while we are there. So we are going to a game!
And they all decided to wake up insanely early on Easter to see what the bunny brought them.
We spent the day with my in-laws for Easter.
I cannot believe that Boston is just a week away. This one snuck up on me fast. We are supposed to have perfect weather this week, so I’m ready to soak up spring running here before we fly out.
My tip for people wanting to avoid thinking or worrying too much about their big race the week leading up to it–> make sure you have a crazy/full week, and the race will feel like the easy part of it all;). We are not supposed to be in our house for much of this week too, so we will figure out the week a day at a time. This will be great practice for me to take the marathon just a mile at a time;)
Here’s what week 15 of training looked like:
Monday: 10.36 @ 8:30 pace
Tuesday: 9.13 miles @ 8:32 average
Wednesday: 6 miles @ 8:23 average
Thursday: 15.28 miles @ 7:07 w/ 7 x MTC miles (downhill) @ 5:37 average. .7 mile recoveries back to the start.
Friday: 9 miles @ 8:15
Saturday: 7.21 miles @ 8:26 average
Off for a 5k time trial and 38 miles on deck this week!
PS I just finished Des Linden’s book, and if you are running Boston next week, I’m going to require you to read or listen to it before the race.
PPS I swear this is my first marathon taper where I am not experiencing phantom pains. Something seems to always pop up (in my brain at least) when I am tapering (like my calf or foot hurting), but this time feels like a miracle because nothing is hurting! I’m taking this as a really good sign. Does anyone remember when my foot swole up in 2015, right before Boston… that one freaked me out.
Thoughts on baseball games, and if you love them, which stadiums have you been to? Or are there any that are near you?
Love the taper, hate it or somewhere in the middle?
-It felt extremely weird on Friday night not to be getting my long run stuff out and ready for the next morning, but I’m really enjoying the taper.
Tell me a highlight from your weekend.
What’s your workout today! Anyone else going to have beautiful weather this week?