16 weeks of training has come to an end! The Glass City Marathon happened on April 25th and it was a successful, safe return to marathoning! It was a busy week (like always!) leading up to race day. I’m always happy to help out at the race expo/packet pickup, and this year was no different. It’s a great way to burn off the taper crazies and get psyched up for the race at the same time! 44 miles this week, and here’s what happened….
Mon – Run the 419 day! 4.19 miles in honor of our 419 area code. In my efforts to get acclimated to an early race start time (6:30am), I ran outside today. This was a pace mile run and it went decent. I’m a little more sore (glutes) than I’d prefer, but I’ll be continuing with the PT exercises and using my Theragun to work it out!
Tues – 5.3 birthday miles! Another dark run around my neighborhood which started with little drips of rain and ended with sputters of white stuff! By the next day our street looked beautiful!
I am excited that I got an inflatable kayak for my birthday! I looking forward to using this a lot this summer. My daughter and her boyfriend made my cake, and I got some beautiful flowers too.
Weds – 4 miles, “track night”. We met at a pond with a path around it for this workout. It was 16 x 200s. I’ve never done this workout on the plan, so it was new to me. I only had one person running with me in the back! Everyone else wanted to be speedy. No thanks, I don’t need to be pulling a muscle at this point! We went out for a drink afterwards. Fun team bonding!
Thurs – Rest day! I helped out at race packet pickup. We set up the area. I always love to see all of the work that goes into a race and this was a new job for us. We got to inflate the Toledo Roadrunners arch (our first time!).
Fri – 4 miles. I know, I know, this pace doesn’t look like an “easy shakeout” run, but it was a wonderful morning and I was just running how I felt. And hooray, it felt great! Garmin even gave me a “Productive” status so I was thrilled about that.
I was at packet pickup and helped out in the Dave’s Running shop with the race merch. This was pretty much the only merchant at the “race expo”, because you know, COVID. They had all the gear though. So many shirt designs! This is just one of 8 tables of shirts I folded. A really nice touch was a thank you note we received for volunteering.
Sat – Rest day! My only exercise was housework and running errands and assembling my race gear!
Sun – Race day!!! Marathon #15 is done!! I didn’t meet my A goal, but overall it was a decent race. Well, it was a decent pace overall, but my pacing strategy sucked and I paid for it! 🙂 Race recap coming up on Tuesday!