Monday: Cross Train
1 hour elliptical
light arms, abs, legs
1.5 mile warm up, 4 X 400 (1:23, 1:22, 1:22, 1:21), 1.75 mile cool down
This was a nice shake out. I wish all track workouts were this short!
4 miles (7:37)
This felt easy and I went faster than planned. My body was finally feeling more rested and recovered.
Thursday: Off running
push ups, planks
Saturday: Easy Run
3 miles (8:01)
I did an easy shake out with a few strides at the end. I imagined trying to run 26.2 miles at a minute per mile faster than this pace and it seemed impossible.
Sunday: Glass City Marathon
26.2 miles (6:54)
Marathon time: 3:00:38 (a 4 minute PR!)
I was very happy with this race. It is great to know that the extra mileage paid off! My only regret is that I did not run 39 seconds faster to get in the 2’s! I was on pace but lost about 10-15 seconds per mile from mile 20. The weather was perfect! Race report to follow.
Total miles: 39