Erie marathon, 2 weeks away now. Even though I’ve got a two week taper coming up, my miles from last week were still up. Those doubles are keeping the numbers high!
Miles run – 50.2
Monday – 5 easy miles. Felt a little stiff this morning, but other than the dark cloudiness and oppressive humidity, this run was as winner 🙂 I busted out my reflective shorts for this run.
Evening run: 2.66 miles. Ready for the Race group, fartleks. More fartleks in the sweaty humidity. Sigh. That’s all.
Tuesday – 6.5 miles, treadmill. Intervals. I had no interest in running intervals around my neighborhood in the dark, so treadmill it was! This turned out to be an easier run because the intervals were short (600m and 300m, each x 5) and the rest was long – 2 mins! Running 1:33 and then resting for 2 mins was ideal 🙂
I took a NAP! I decided to give in to the tiredness and napped for 40 mins. However, when night time rolled around I felt out of whack and restless. Not sure if it was the nap, but I think I’ll stick with my lack of napping.
Wednesday – 3.42 miles. Back to School day for my kids!! I need to figure out what my school routine used to be, because I was supposed to get 6 miles done, and I was nowhere near that. Getting up 30 mins early?? Ugh. I hope not. Not sure I’d be liking to run this after work either.
Evening – 3.55 miles, coaching Ready for the Race group – intervals!! Run. Rest. Repeat.
Thursday – 15.27 miles. Long run. My schedule got all mixed up due to family stuff going on this week, and also the rain this morning. By the time the late morning rolled around, it was finally dry outside so I went out for my run. I was going to only go for 5 miles, but it was decent feeling out and cloudy. Let’s just go for 15 instead! Of course that sounded like a much better idea back at mile 4 than it did at mile 10. Yikes. I was a bit sore for the rest of the day. It wasn’t a stellar run, but I decided to celebrate the end of my long-long runs with a jump 🙂
Friday – 10.53 miles. Pace miles. This was my big run for the week. I had saved it until the humidity dropped, and the weather was perfect. I achieved my goal of race pace overall, but my pace slowed after halfway and it dipped under my goal, and felt like a struggle. Bummer!! I very honestly hope to be trained enough in a marathon that the pace feels decent enough for the majority of the race. I have a feeling it will feel like a struggle most of the race in Erie. Sigh. I was a bit freaked when my watch froze up and I thought my data didn’t save. It just spun until I rebooted it (oh no, first world problems!!!)
Later that day, I had a “date day” with my husband at Cedar Point and rode the coasters.
Saturday – 3.31 miles. Went for a short run around the neighborhood. Even though I was up early to make sure my daughter got to her cross country meet OK, I decided to go back to bed. I added up all of my miles for the week and my scheduled “5 miles” would have put me at 52 for the week. Not much of a taper from last week!! So, I went for a short 3 miler. And wow, it was actually “chilly” outside! I found this shirt in my closet, but then realized I ran the half at Glass City that year. But I guess all of the shirts in 2012 only just said “Marathon” on them?
And great news, my daughter’s team took 1st place in their first meet of the season. Her teammates took 4 of the top ten spots! They crushed it. Sydney finished in 21st place out of 105. She had a great race and was happy. Being happy is what I’m always rooting for! This was a hilly course and she later told me that she had run 2 mins faster than she did on that course last year! Woot!!
Sunday – REST day! However, I had to wake up at the pre-crack-of-dawn to help at a half marathon going on. My alarm was set for 5:10am but my cat woke me up at 4:50am. CRAP. But hey, I was early for my task (which *never* happens). I directed people to the parking lot and was also a course marshal. It was the perfect weather for a race- I was actually cold wearing long sleeve and jeans! It was a fun day and I felt very appreciated.
After I got home, my family went to Put In Bay. It’s a fun little island. We rode around on a golf cart. I may have shared a pitcher of beer with my husband.
Then I crashed at 9:30pm. phew. It’s been a great week! I’m looking forward to a week of tapering, and maybe cutting back my mileage for real? 🙂
Q: Are you experiencing some chilly weather finally where you live??
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