I can not believe that the Berlin Marathon is just 7 weeks away, but it is! This is the part of the training where the cumulative fatigue really begins to set in. I’m basically super tired on a daily basis and I know that this is part of the plan. I try to nap on the weekends when I can and to get to bed early. Rest and recovery continues to be of the utmost importance.
Here’s how the week shook out:
Monday: I was still in VA for the last morning of Bird Camp. We held a prediction run for our campers (where you predict your time for a particular distance but can’t look at your watch during the run) – but none of us camp planners ran it. So Colleen and I headed to the W&OD Trail on our way to DC for one more camp run. We ran about 12pm and it was HOT, but that portion of the trail is lovely.
Tuesday: My first strength workout – 6×1 mile repeats at ten seconds faster than MP. My repeats were on target: 8:40/8:27/8:38/8:42/8:44/8:32. This felt hard but I knew I could do it, which was a great feeling.
Wednesday: REST DAY IS THE BEST DAY!
Thursday: My last 8 mile tempo. I ran straight to work and didn’t have my foam roller with me and I could feel it in my legs all day. I also felt exhausted most of the day as well. But it got done, which is the most important thing.
Friday: Slept in and only had time for 3 miles. Sleep won and I’m not mad at it.
Saturday: 15 mile long run. Again, the fatigue made this hard, but I pushed through and got it done.
Sunday: An easy, slow 5 to close out the week.