While I’m not quite sure what “fine-tuning” means, I completed my 2nd week of it, and am now in full taper mode. I *think* I’m starting to feel stronger and less tired. I ran a handful of hilly runs this week, and my legs didn’t feel like lead. Now that I’m moving into taper, I’m excited to eat well, sleep well, and think positive thoughts!
Monday – rest
Tuesday – 5 easy laps around the track
Wednesday – Hill repeats – not my best workout. Turned out my hill was too short, and I couldn’t fit in all the intervals. The plan was supposed to be 1, 3, 5, 7, 5, 3, 1 minute intervals with half-time recovery, but it turned into more li
ke 1, 3, 5, 5, 3, 3, 1. In the end, my total mileage was a few miles less than it was supposed to be. 7 miles total.
Thursday – Got my boyfriend to join me for a getaway to a different park to mix up the trails a bit and to get in more hills to make up for Wednesday’s lame workout. 8 miles total.
Friday – 7 miles hilly & steady.
Saturday – Last long run of the training cycle. I joined my friend for her 22-miler on the roads. Aside from some GI issues, felt like a fairly easy long run.
Sunday – First weekend rest day in ages. Sleeping in, breakfast in bed, and neglected chores around the house made for a great rest day.
Total: 49 miles Elevation: 3,278 ft.