Ok, I know, I said I would hit peak mileage last week, but I’ll be honest, it didn’t happen.
The previous week was our highest at 43. I wanted last week to be higher, but a lot of things happened. I figure, 3 weeks out, “the hay is in the barn” anyway, like my old XC coach used to say.
Dan and I had our engagement party this past Saturday, so Saturday all day was spent running around and setting up, and Sunday was spent on the couch exhausted from the party I was able to run 7 miles Friday morning with my XC team. But it was all fine with me – we had an amazing engagement party and sometimes some things take precedence over running, right?
Here’s the rest of the week:
Monday: 5 easy miles.
Wednesday: 12 mile long run, with last 2 miles at tempo pace. We felt really good! Lately, I’ve been feeling rough in the first few miles of a long run…I don’t get in the groove until about mile 4-5…can anyone else relate?
Thursday: 6 recovery miles
Friday: 7 miles – a little faster than easy pace. Felt great!
TOTAL MILES: 30
Like I said, not as high as I wanted, but still decent…and with 3 weeks to go, I think it’ll be fine. Now moving into taper time!
How long is your taper usually? Think I’m going to go with about 10 days.
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