My marathon is 3 weeks away – hard to believe, considering I never thought May 1 would come (well, technically May 1 hasn’t happened yet but now I can actually feel it). Training and cardio-wise I’m feeling really good. Now, if the weather would just cooperate. I’m totally over the rain, hail, clouds, etc. I just want to run in shorts – is that too much to ask, considering it’s April 11?
Monday – 4 miles + 1.5 hours of Vinyasa Yoga
Post 23 mile run and blisters on my feet, I went on an easy run with BJ. We had nice weather, so it felt good to get out side for a “shake-out” run. It was also fun to run with BJ. Marathon training has me running longer and faster than my hubs, so I rarely run with him anymore (and I’ve missed him).
After our run we headed over to Sun and Moon Yoga for our weekly Monday night yoga session. It felt good to work out my very sore (and tight) muscles.
Tuesday – 4 miles
Okay, so I ran another 4 miles on Tuesday. But, I ran a lot faster than I did on Monday (8 min/mile). I felt good.
Wednesday – 8 miles
Morning run with AF. Felt really good – but still trying to take it easy on the blisters (in the most annoying part of my foot). Even though I don’t have the energy to run every morning (hey, I need at least 9 hours of sleep), I really enjoy my morning runs. It’s a great way to start the day and I feel good all day long!
Thursday – 7 miles – Mile repeats (track)
Hardest workout to date since marathon training. Wow, did this hurt! I also didn’t feel 100% (lack of sleep and stomach issues) so I know that played into the workout. But either way, I couldn’t wait to be done. I asked AF for our stats and here’s what she sent:
1.5 mile warm-up
4×1600 (1 mile) with 2 minute standing rest between repeats
6:28, 6:44, 6:35, 6:23
1.5 mile cool-down
+ Ab workout
Goal: 6:45/mile. Goal = crushed!!
*I love that we crushed our goal! Thanks AF – I couldn’t do it without you!
Friday – rest
Saturday – 18 miles
My blisters finally started to heal – which was a huge confidence booster for me! We ended up having pretty good weather for our run – we’ve really lucked out on our long runs. 8:18/pace, negative split the last 9 miles. Felt good (feel ready for May 1).
Sunday – 3 miles
Very. Slow. Run. Just tried to get outside and move my legs – wasn’t trying to be fancy or impress anyone on this “shake-out” run.
Week 11 mileage: 44 miles
3 weeks until Potomac River Run
My (random) thought of the day: It’s amazing how 23 miles at a slower pace (8:26) can feel just as hard as 18 miles at a faster pace (8:19). How does that work?