The marathon is quickly approaching and I’m getting excited. This past week of training was a cutback week in prepartion for twenty miles this upcoming Saturday! My gals and I had a great 18 miler a few weeks ago so I’m hopeful that the 20 miler will be awesome as well. I’m also less than a month out from the Wineglass Marathon and I’m getting REALLY excited about that as well. I’ll have a whole post about my strategy and goals for Wineglass – I’m using the race as a long run and so I’ll detail out that plan in a few weeks!
On to my training recap for this week:
- Monday: I started the week strong with eight miles with my friend Taryn. She had to run her twenty on Monday and so I said I’d join her for a few of those miles. It was extremely humid and gross but I loved getting to chat with her!
- Tuesday: Pure Barre
- Wednesday: Track workout – this was a tough one. The weather was pretty bad – 91 degrees and 90% humidity and we had mile repeats on tap. We warmed up with a 1/2 mile easy, then ran 4xmile repeats, then finished with 2x200s (with 200 recovery) and cooled down with a 1/2 mile easy. I was pretty stoked to hit a 6:40 pace for the 200s – yes I know it’s a very brief run but I was still proud for hitting my splits (exceeding them in the 200) for the workout, particularly in that weather.
- Thursday: Pure Barre
- Friday: Pure Barre. I really wanted to run but I couldn’t leave the house during the day because I was waiting for the A/C repair guy alllll day (literally). So no run, sad face.
- Saturday: Ten mile cutback run. This was a morning that I almost bailed on the run. I just wasn’t feeling it. However, the run was actually great. I felt very strong, ran negative splits and mile ten was the fastest mile. I actually ran five miles at or faster than marathon goal pace which felt great.
- Sunday: Rest
I’ve also been doing the Jasyoga 26.2 readiness plan. I’ve been doing one yoga pose each day, along with various exercises they’ve shared. I’m hoping this is one more piece of the puzzle that will help me be ready for October’s racing!
How was your training? Did you experience the same gross heat wave that we had this past week in DC?