Marathon Training Week 15
1 hour elliptical
I had wanted to do a longer run since I did not run more than a 13-er this past weekend. My right ankle was achy so I did the rest on the elliptical. I know it’s not the same as running but it’s better than nothing and it doesn’t injure me.
This was a random day off to rest my weary tendons.
10.65 miles (8:01)
I felt better on this run.
45 minute walk
push ups, planks
a.m. 6 miles (8:03)
p.m. 10 miles (8:30)
A friend and I had planned a tempo in the am but just ran easy because we both weren’t feeling it!
5 miles (7:34), 2 mile cool down (8:40)
I tried to run the middle 3 miles in the 6’s but no 6’s were to be found! It was one of those runs.
push ups, planks, legs
Saturday: Long run
12 miles (8:08)
extra half a mile or so cool down
I did an easy pace and then cranked the last mile. I felt fine apart from an angled turn.
8 miles (7:47)
I had some sub 7:30 miles in the middle. This was one of those unplanned quicker runs because my legs felt good. However I came down with a sickness on this morning. I ran in the late afternoon heat, hoping to sweat out the sickness.
Total Miles: 64
I have tapered the long runs a lot sooner than I like to, but so be it. My ankles felt better this week, but I know I need to take a break after my marathon to let the tendons heal. I had a case of posterior tibial tendonitis in 2012, so I know what this injury is trying to become. I just need to lay low next week and recover from my sickness as well. I have not been sick in a very long time, and certainly not during this training cycle. We’ll see what unfolds next week!