Race week! Short recap because not much happened before race day. Full race recap coming soon!
Monday: 6 miles after work, 47 minutes. Fun running around while kids were starting to trick or treat. Probably a little quicker than it should’ve been but I felt good.
Tuesday: 8 miles early morning, 62 minutes. Progression run of 3 miles gradually getting faster but nothing too speedy — 7:33, 7:28, 7:12. Walked about a mile that afternoon and got a pre-race massage.
Wednesday: 4 miles easy in the morning, 32 minutes, little clunky in the first mile and then it came back around. Taught Pilates after work.
Thursday: easy 6 miles, 47 minutes, stopped at the grocery at 5.5 to buy toothpaste and headlamp batteries. Four striders thrown in. Taught Pilates Strength after work. My two new singlets arrived, finally!
Friday: Nerves starting to kick in. 2 mile shake-out run, 8 minute first mile and 7:30 the second. I wore both of my new tops to check them out.
Saturday: Monumental Marathon, 2:57:03, 9th female overall, 10 minute PR (thanks Coach!). Half splits 1:28:24/1:28:40. Pesto ran, too! And we stayed in the same hotel! And we both placed in the top 10!
Sunday: Nothing. (I walked 1.5 miles, foam rolled, and took an Epsom salt bath.)
Total: 53.2 miles run, 2 Pilates classes taught, 3 miles walked.