Jasmine’s Final Columbus Training Log – 10.11.15

This was the last big training week before my big fall race. Once again, I’m running Columbus, but this time I’m in the elite field for real! We’ve got more coming about my race plan and my goal of a low 2:50’s race (maybe even as fast as 2:50), but right now, let me show you my last training week:

Monday was my last track workout: 6x 1mi with 1 min rests. This is kinda-sorta out of the Hanson Marathon Method, but recoveries were replaced with rests and pacing was specifically Daniels VDOT paces for VDOT 57.

Tuesday I ran in the morning and then went to the last Hansons/Dani Miller speed work session in Michigan. I ย just stood around and hung out because I had my last workout the next morning.


Wednesday: Last workout– 10 miles at marathon pace. It went as well as I could have hoped. What else is there to say? Haha.

Wednesday night: Last of the season’s monthly 5k’s at the Hanson Running Store in Utica Michigan. I treated this like a fun run. And…. picked up my Hansons Marathon Method book that I left at the store last month for autographs.


It’s all downhill from Here! 10 days left

Thursday and Friday were easy recovery days. I came home on Thursday evening for Case Western Reserve University Homecoming weekend. ย (You might have never heard of CWRU, but it is where Ester Erb went to school too.) Just to prove I do something besides run: here is homecoming:



Yes, this is a very geeky school. That was the geekiest homecoming parade yet.

Sunday, 11 miles with Salty.

And that’s a wrap. Next week’s goals: Don’t spend my race early. Don’t get stale. Don’t get injured.

I'm a subelite marathon runner, but I didn't come from a collegiate running background. Instead I'm trying to break into competitive running in my thirties. I write about chasing the dream of running with the elite girls and tell stories of adventures along the way. Watch me chase the next big thing.

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