So close to the big day! We had a great week of training last week, and although I wanted to hit 45-46 miles, we still hit our highest weekly mileage ever (43). Shooting for 47,48,49-ish this week…then it’s taper time!
Here’s last week’s training:
Monday: 7 miles. We did 1K repeats at VO2max pace (8:50-9:00/mile for us), so with warm up and cool down it was 7 miles total.
Wednesday: 14 miles. We felt sluggish and off from the start but just didn’t care about pace. We did 12.5 outside, then finished on the treadmill since it got dark. I always like to practice finishing fast and hope I have that energy at mile 26.1! Here’s a pic from our run:
Thursday: 5 miles. Easy, recovery pace.
Friday: 5 AM miles. Good thing I ran in the AM because I was planning on just doing 2-3 AM miles then 5-6 in the evening. I didn’t end up having time in the afternoon, so glad I decided to keep running in the AM while my team practiced.
Saturday: 9 total miles, 7 miles at tempo pace. We felt great. I always struggle with tempo runs, but completed this one with an average 9:50/mile pace. Our plan has us running tempos a bit faster than marathon pace, so hopefully marathon pace (10:40ish) will feel easy!
Sunday: 3 miles. Meant to do 5 but my shin was hurting and 5 days in a row of running took it’s toll. Took it slow and walked when I needed to.
TOTAL MILES: 43
Despite being in week 17 and being in the peak of training, I surprisingly feel very good! I got new orthotics from a podiatrist that have really been helping, and I don’t know why I waited so long to get them.
Have you gotten custom orthotics?
How many days in a row can you run before feeling pain or tired?
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