Jasmine’s training log 10.17.2015

You know what tomorrow is? That’s right!!! It’s THE COLUMBUS MARATHON.

I’m number 33 and tomorrow I’m lining up with the elite runners on the starting line to attempt a race somewhere between 2:50:00 and 2:52:00. It is going to be pretty cold. Who knows what is going to happen. There’s no crying in running. What’s so important about 2:52? That’s the qualifying time for CIM.

But that meansย this week was taper week. Carb up. Gear up. Put your racing shoes on.

Last shake out run Saturday morning. And just in time. It hailed afterward.
Last shake out run Saturday morning. And just in time. It hailed afterward.
Making cookies to take to the race. I bet less than half will make it that long. Seriously, this has become my bad habit.
Making cookies to take to the race. I bet less than half will make it that long. Seriously, this has become my bad habit.
Gear prep end
Gear prep end
Gear prep start
Gear prep start
Dancing with Salty's little one after our last MP shake out run.
Dancing with Salty’s little one after our last MP shake out run.
Making it home late Wednesday night from Michigan. The short version of the story is that I don't work for Melexis anymore. More on that later
Making it home late Wednesday night from Michigan. The short version of the story is that I don’t work for Melexis anymore. More on that later.

Let’s break it down:

Monday: 7ย miles easy with a 2 mile MP shakeout in the middle, in Beachwood park just like last year

Tuesday: in michigan 7 miles easy

Wednesday: we drop it some more. 5 miles easy

Thursday: 5 miles really easy with Salty, and two miles of shake out in the middle

Friday: 5 more miles pretty easy

Saturday: 3 miles really really really easy.

Up next, a race.

So if you were keeping track, this seasons peak mileage was a 93 mile week. A typical week was about 90 miles and last week was 77 miles. Workouts ended with a 10 mile MP run last wednesday, about 11 days out (which left me one backup day in case it didn’t go well).

 

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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