Boston Marathon Training {Week 13 & 14}

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7 days, people. S-E-V-E-N DAYS!

The last two weeks I’ve kept it easy. At the beginning of the taper, my right knee wasn’t feeling so good. The hay is in the barn so I knew taking it really easy was the best idea. BTW – If I got paid a $1 for every time I’ve said that in the past two weeks, I’d own a barn. And hay. After Eastern States 20 Miler, I took 3 days off from running to really make sure everything was good. It did the trick and I’ve been free of knee pain ever since. What a marvelous feeling!

I’m feeling good and ready to run just so I don’t have to hear one more person ask me “Are you ready?” or “Are you nervous?” Please, please do not ask runners this before a race. Why? Because you just made them nervous.

Here’s the rundown of the past 2 weeks of Boston Marathon training.

Week of March 30 – April 4 (27 miles)

Monday: complete rest

Tuesday: Easy 50 minutes on bike trainer

Wednesday: 60 minutes on bike trainer, core/hip exercises

Thursday: Easy 6 – knee GOOD! P.M. Yoga

Friday: 7 miles – 2 mile w/u, 2 miles @ GMP, 2 miles at 1/2 marathon pace, 1 mile c/d. Core/Hip exercises, strength training

Saturday: A.M. Yoga, 14 miles on the hilliest route I could think of just to practice downhills one more time.

Sunday: A.M. Yoga

Week of April 5 – April 12 (32 miles)

Monday: 50 minutes bike trainer, core/hip exercises, strength training

Tuesday: Easy 6.25 + 6 x 20 sec strides, P.M. Yoga

Wednesday: Easy 5, core/hips, strength training

Thursday: 10 miles – 2 mile w/u. 8 x 800s @ 10k pace, 400 recovery, 2 miles easy. P.M. Yoga

Friday: Rest

Saturday: A.M. Yoga

Sunday: 10 miles w/ 6 inadvertently at GMP. I guess that pace just comes naturally now. πŸ™‚

On tap for this week is easy miles, staying hydrating/fueled and finalizing my race day outfit. Friday afternoon, a bunch of us are heading down to the Expo. Woohoo!

Things are getting REAL now!

28 comments on “Boston Marathon Training {Week 13 & 14}

  1. Hahaha isn’t it funny how we talk to ourselves and turn into these obsessive attention grabbing children during this time, always wanting to reassure ourselves we ARE in shape. I must be driving steve loopy right now with my off the wall scenarios right now……hahaha. the hay IS IN THE BARN for you, and even if you did not run all the way up to the race, you would not really loose anything physically. Check this out for reassurance….and you are not even fully off! http://runnersconnect.net/running-training-articles/how-long-does-it-take-to-lose-your-running-fitness/

    Excited for you!
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  2. I seriously love keeping track of your AWESOME training! I don’t know how you find the time to squeeze in two a day workouts but more power to you! Also so so smart to take a FULL break from running when you felt you needed it!

  3. Race week is here already! We are very excited for you Angela! You have worked very hard, and your diligence, and attention to detail over the past few months has been awesome! Remember to enjoy being in this special race this Monday. No matter what happens, you should be proud of yourself!
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  4. Race week is here already! We are very excited for you Angela! You have worked very hard, and your diligence, and attention to detail over the past few months has been awesome! Remember to enjoy being in this special race this Monday. No matter what happens, you should be proud of yourself! You have come a long way!
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  5. I’m still in disbelief that Boston is already this upcoming weekend. I feel like everyone whose running it just started training. Geesh!

  6. I know the knee feeling. I base a lot of my runs on how my knee feels. I’ve been left walking back to my car plenty of times because of it.
    T-Shirts should be printed with the whole “I wasn’t nervous…until you asked” on it. They’d sell like crazy. Good luck Monday! I’m hoping to be there 2017.

  7. With the Stoneyfield tank, you’ve got half of the race outfit picked out, right? I think I’ll be wearing a tank top too, and a skirt. I was debating if I was going to the expo first after we arrive in town on Saturday, or going over to the Sam Adams brewery. I’m looking forward to getting my commemorative beer glass!!
    My knee has been giving me some worries the last week or so, so I’ve decided to try taping it. Hoping I won’t totally blow it out on those hills on the Boston course! Hope yours gives you no problems!
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  8. It’s so real now! I think I’m ready… although just the last two days I’ve had this strange eye irritation that makes it tough to see in the sunlight. I’m going to the dr tomorrow if it doesn’t clear up. Gah- bad timing! But fingers crossed it will be behind me before the weekend. Can’t wait!!
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