Training, Sept 24-30

A little late in the week, but I’ve been too busy thinking (and blogging) about the marathon 24/7.

Monday: 4mi in 39 minutes, 9:47 pace.

Tuesday: 3.1mi in 28 minutes, 8:52 pace. Prior to this run, I hadn’t run “just 3 miles” in over two months! So I celebrated the “short” run by doing some 800s on the track. With the warm-ups and recoveries, I could only fit in 3, but they were each around 3:37 (~7:15 pace). I miss running fast. I think I lost the “speed” I had worked up to for my goal half in June.

Wednesday: walking

Thursday: 4mi in 40 minutes, 9:57 pace.

Friday: walking

Saturday: walking

Sunday: 6.1mi in 59 minutes, 9:42 pace. Last six miles of the marathon course.

Total miles ran: 17
Total miles walked: 11

 

Thursday Lunch with some blogger friends at Native Foods Cafe

 

Thursday run and post-run dinner with the FNRC 

Thoughts:

  • Whoever complains about tapering … I don’t understand you.
  • This is the first time since early May that all of my runs for a week have been sub-10 pace.
  • MARATHON MARATHON MARATHON MARATHON. Sorry. That’s pretty much the only thing running through my mind right now. After Sunday, I’ll stop acting like I’m the first person in the history of the world to run a marathon.
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5 Comments on “Training, Sept 24-30”

  1. Yay sub-10s! The weather is finally cooperating! 🙂

    You didn’t suffer from taper madness? I get so anxious to run long during my taper, that is why I complain about it 🙂 All the rest makes me crazy!!!

    1. No madness! I’m kind of embracing the short runs I get to do again! Plus last week I was busy with that conference, so I was worried if I’d be able to squeeze in all of my runs, and I’m trying to fit in more yoga classes and foam rolling.

  2. I like the taper, but during this week I constantly wonder if I am eating the right foods, hydrating properly, and sleeping enough. I also notice slight aches and pains that I did not notice when I was in training!

    1. I am totally noticing new aches and pains! Although they are very minor and don’t last for more than a second. And I’m trying to focus on more water, less coffee, more carbs, as little dairy as possible.

  3. You have had such a great training season and you are going to have a great race on Sunday! Oh man, I wish I didn’t get such taper madness! Too much nervous energy!

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