Hello friends! As I shared in an earlier post, I have been working with a running coach this cycle and it has gone pretty well. I am training for a June marathon – Grandma’s in Duluth, Minnesota. My goal is to go sub-4 and now I’m less than two weeks out from race day. Time is flying and I’m getting excited! I share my training recap every other week. I hope you’ll join in and link up! You can always follow my progress daily on Instagram, where I share all my runs.
Week of May 21
Monday – Five easy miles and core to start the week.
Tuesday – My workout was supposed to be two miles warm up, 6×1 miles at 8:30 pace and one mile cool down. I just could not hit 8:30 – my pace was around 8:42 average for the repeats and I felt pretty crappy. The humidity struck again!
Wednesday – No running – just core!
Thursday – Eight easy miles plus core work.
Friday – Four easy miles for Friday.
Saturday – Six easy humid miles with my Saturday running group.
Sunday – My last 20 miler! I ran the Alexandria Running Festival plus a few extra to get my 20 miles in. It was HOT and HUMID and massively uncomfortable. The course was also hilly and I just struggled on the back half. I was very very very happy to cross that finish line and thrilled to have completed three 20 milers during this cycle.
Weekly mileage total: 52.11 miles
Week of May 28
Monday – Six easy plus core.
Tuesday – Eight miles – 10×800. This was ROUGH. The heat and humidity were high and my reps suffered. However – I pushed through and my average pace was spot on. I actually just realized that right now which makes me feel better about this workout!
Wednesday – REST DAY IS THE BEST DAY.
Thursday – Six easy miles plus core.
Friday – Just over three run commute miles in the morning.
Saturday – Last long run – I ran just over 13 miles with my Saturday group and was thrilled to run my last double digit run until race day!
Sunday – Three easy shakeout miles.
Weekly mileage total: 39.7 miles
Total mileage for this training cycle: 803.52
My next update will come after the race – eek! I do plan to share a post with my goals for this marathon so be on the lookout for that one soon!
Dodie Mercer says
It figures the weather would break once you hit your taper! I’m sure all the running in the humidity will pay off for you at Grandma’s. I hope you’re enjoying the taper!
Courtney @ Eat Pray Run DC says
Thanks Dodie. I just hope for good weather and a good day next weekend!!