Here's a look at my week of training!
3.6 miles / 9:00 pace
It was a wet, rainy day that only seemed to clear up while I was out running. I could feel the rain about to start the entire time I was out, so that helped me keep up the pace on this run! It was pouring by the time I got changed and walked across the street to work, so I finished just in time.
5 miles / 8:59 pace
I was supposed to do a hill workout, but my body just wasn't having it. We had a crazy hot day (up in the 80s) and the park was completely packed, so I just tried for a fast-ish run. I felt like I was sprinting the entire time and this run exhausted me! I hope that my race isn't too warm because I am NOT in shape for that or acclimated to the heat yet!
4 miles / untimed
It's hard to believe that I was in shorts and a t-shirt the last time I ran, because it was SNOWING all day! I had to pull out my winter running gear and went out for an easy 4 miler. I felt like I was running through mud and my legs felt so tired this entire run.
Yoga / 30 min
I decided to take an extra rest day and do some light yoga instead. I've been avoiding doing yoga because I'm so scared of re-injuring my arm this close to the race, but I enjoyed this stretchy yoga flow. I felt amazing afterwards and was really happy with my decision to rest up instead of pushing myself too much.
11 miles / 9:15 pace
This was my last double digit run of my training, and I was just hoping for a decent run to give me a little confidence before my race. What ended up happening was that I had one of the best runs of the year! I felt so great the entire time, and was able to hit marathon race pace for the final 6 miles of my run with absolutely no problem. I tested out what I'm going to be eating, wearing, and using for fuel and everything worked out so well. Plus- this was another warm day and I felt great the entire time!
How was your week?
Do you like to do race dress-rehearsals?
Who's running Boston??