Feb. 8-14: The week of the Trials!!
Monday: 8 miles with 2 miles at goal pace. It’s a beautiful day and the pace miles go well. (The goal of this workout is to run comfortably and remind my legs what that pace feels like.) Normally I do this 4 days before the race (which would be Tuesday) but it’s supposed to snow and I am not risking any slipping this close to the race. Predicted race day temperatures keep climbing and I’m worried about snow?! *Grumble, grumble*
Tuesday: Easy 5. It did not snow, so I shouldn’t have switched from my original plan. *More grumbling.*
Wednesday: Easy 5 with strides.
Thursday: Flight to LA! (No running.)
Friday: 3ish miles with strides. Telling myself it’s not “that” hot. (Lies!)
Saturday: Olympic Trials Marathon! ~1 mile warm up (with some stretching in the middle and some strides at the end). Then 26.2!
Sunday: No running but I surprise everyone by suggesting we hike to the Hollywood sign. My legs are shot, but I want to enjoy LA! We go slow. My legs can recover later.
Total miles: 48ish
Thoughts: See the race report.
Sunday: 0, but a long walk with Mr. Tea. It involves stopping for doughnuts and ice cream though, so I think it cancels out.
Total miles: 0
Total doughnuts: 5
Total cupcakes: 6
Total ice cream: I lost count around Tuesday…
Thoughts: I am serious about my time off and my post-race binge; I generally take two weeks completely off. But by Thursday I’m getting a little antsy and surprisingly wishing I could go for a run, so I briefly debate running on Friday. But Friday my knee feels weird, so it’s back to the original plan. More cupcakes, please!