Gettysburg Marathon Training : Go Time
I've made it through training and it's finally race week! I had a great final week of taper and now I'm a few shake out runs away from running another full marathon. I'm getting excited and have a lot of thoughts to share in a post, but for today let's just talk about how the week of training went.
3.1 miles / 9:23 pace
Nice an easy run aroun the city to start my day. I got to see a beautiful sunrise and the weather was perfect, which made me really appreciate these early morning runs!
Yoga / 30 min
It was absolutely gorgeous out, so I decided to do my yoga outside. Nice and easy flow to get things stretched out.
4 miles / 8:44 pace
Yoga / 30 min
Another easy outdoor flow. Loving the weather lately!
5 miles / untimed
Went for an easy run around my neighborhood before going grocery shopping and meeting up with my family for an early Easter brunch! We went to Cashbah, which is quickly becoming my favorite restaurant. I got a beet salad for my appetizer and mushroom pappardelle. So good!
8 miles / 9:20 pace
This run was so awful. I felt slow and sluggish the entire time (maybe because I had a lot of cheese and wine the night before) and the weather was horrible! It was really warm and sunny, then it would alternate between being humid and raining. I didn't prepare at all for it so I was just trying to get through it. I'm hoping that a bad final long run means a good race day, because this was not encouraging.
How was your week?
Have you ever done outdoor yoga?
Are your final runs before a race usually good or bad? Mine always seem to be awful, which make me doubt myself right before racing :-/