35 days till Marathon Monday! Excuse me while I freak out. A LOT!
This training cycle has gone by so fast. I swear it seems like it was just week 1. If you’ve missed the previous Boston Marathon training weeks, here you go: Week 1 & 2, Week 3 & 4, Week 5 & 6, Week 7 & 8.
The past two weeks have been difficult with traveling (hello no luggage and 99 laps!) and just feeling rather tired and achy last week. By the middle of the week, I made myself get into bed by 9 p.m. Some nights I actually did fall asleep right then and there. Others, I stayed up reading or catching up on TV shows. I even managed a couple of naps. I’m feeling a little more rested and less achy. Although as I’m typing this my legs are fatigued from the mornings 20 miler – which is to be expected!
Week 9 (March 2 – 8) – 41 miles
Monday – travel day
Tuesday – no luggage/FIL funeral
Wednesday – 9 miles (99 laps. Similar to 99 problems). 2 mile warm up easy pace, 7 Yasso 800s (3:39, 3:35, 3:33, 4:20 (helped an old lady set up a bike and forgot to stop my watch), 3:30,3:23,3:36), 2 mile easy cool down
Thursday – 5 miles (55 laps yo!). Supposed to be easy but turned into a progressive run as I got a little too competitive with a girl on the track. Full body weights.
Friday – 9 miles, blustery, hilly and snow covered roads with Yak Tracks in the Yoop.
Saturday – travel day
Sunday – 18 miles, average pace 8:43. Entertained Sarah with my trip from hell. It made the miles fly by at least!
Week 10 (March 9 – 15) – 50 miles
Monday – bike trainer 50 minutes, core/PT exercises
Tuesday – 10 miles – 2 mile w/u, 1:00 @ 7:20, 1:00 recovery jog x 12, 4 miles easy. p.m. yoga (oh the stiffness!)
Wednesday – Easy 5 miles, Core/PT exercises
Thursday – 10 miles – 2 miles easy pace, 8 x 1000 m @ 1k pace (guessed at it since I’ve never run a 1k before) w/ 400 m jog, 3 miles easy. p.m. yoga (hello shaky legs and arms!)
Friday – (TGIRD) Thank God it’s a rest day!
Saturday – Backed out of a 5k race because of paranoia. Last 5k/20 miler weekend I had resulted in an injured Achilles. Didn’t want to risk it! Easy 5 miles, core/PT exercises
Sunday – 20.10 miles – Average pace of 8:45. 32 degrees and snow showers at times but I’ll take it any day it’s not in the single digits. Wasn’t feeling the most energetic for most of it, but it’s done. And it was marvelous!
I’m excited for the next two weekends – running part of the Boston course next Saturday (eeek!!!) and Eastern States 20 miler the following. And then it’s taper time.
How’s you life in running right now?