I am way behind on my training logs, so here’s a quick catch-up post. I have finally finished my race report(s) so look for that soon — and if you don’t want a spoiler stop reading now!
Monday (10/13): off
Tuesday: 4.3 miles @ 8:47 avg. pace
Wednesday: 4 miles @ 7:57 avg. pace with 2x 1 mile at marathon pace with 3 minutes jog rest. Felt easy.
Thursday: 3.2 miles @ 8:34 avg. pace. Daily paces are getting faster with no effort– a good sign taper is working!
Friday: 2.6 miles @ 8:00 avg. pace. I never run this fast on easy days so I know I’m rested.
Saturday: 1.2 miles @ 9:13 avg. pace. Just enough time to barely get warmed up.
Sunday: Columbus Marathon DNF. 15.5 miles @ 6:47 pace (including stops).
Total: 30.7 miles
Monday (10/20): off. Not sore, just busy and sad.
Tuesday: 3.5 miles @ 8:43 avg. pace. Some blister pain.
Wednesday: 6.1 miles @ 8:37 in the morning, 3.4 miles @ 8:49 in the afternoon, then an hour of yoga in the evening. I won $500 credit to local yoga studios through MindBody — I think it’s a divine sign…
Thursday: 6.4 miles @ 8:45 avg. pace
Friday: 7.4 miles @ 8:10 avg pace in the sunshine plus an hour of yoga.
Saturday: 5 miles @ 7:57 avg. pace. Despite the relatively quick pace, I was feeling “off” and decided against doing marathon pace miles. Marathon pace?! Yeah, look for the race report (or spoilers in my next training log).
Sunday: 8.2 miles @ 7:36 avg. pace with 5 miles at goal marathon pace (6:48) on the treadmill.
Total: 40 miles