Race Goals + Wineglass Marathon Training (Week 17 – Race Week!)

3 Oct

Oh my gosh. In 2 days I’ll be at the start of the Wineglass Marathon!!! I can’t believe it!

I looked back on some of my training posts and I really feel like I became much stronger this training cycle. I feel more prepared and ready than I did for Goofy!

I am really happy I decided to change to the Run Less, Run Faster training plan and will be sharing some thoughts on the training program after my race.

The past 3 weeks of tapering since my 20 miler have been full of a ton of anxiety but mostly, I feel confident. Though it feels like FOREVER since I have run “far”. I hope this means I’ll be ready to run – and run far – come Sunday. I feel hydrated and rested so all there is left to do is get to Corning NY, get my bib (it’s gonna seem SO real when that happens), and get to running. 🙂

Since this is a my 2nd marathon I do have a few goals.

1. Finish around 6:30

2. PR (Anything under 7:07:xx) – I feel really confident about this.

3. Finish

In the end I will be happy to simply finish my 26.2 mile victory lap but I feel very confident based on my last 13 miler that I can hit all three goals.

And here’s how my last week of training went (holy low mileage!):

Saturday – 8 miles

Sunday – BodyFlow

Monday – 3 miles tempo run

Tuesday – BodyAttack

Wednesday – Rest

Thursday – 3 miles speedwork (400s, yay!)

Friday – Rest

Total Miles: 14

The race starts at 8:15 on Sunday morning so any awesome vibes you can send my way after that time would be greatly appreciated. My twitter should be tweeting my split times (hopefully I set it all up properly!).

Have a great weekend and catch you on the flip side. 🙂

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6 Responses to “Race Goals + Wineglass Marathon Training (Week 17 – Race Week!)”

  1. Katrina October 3, 2014 at 8:53 am #

    Nice work girl, have an awesome weekend!

  2. Natalie October 3, 2014 at 11:15 am #

    Good luck!! I am running the half marathon. Enjoy the moment!!!

  3. Jennifer @ Running on Lentils October 3, 2014 at 2:27 pm #

    Good luck! Looking forward to the recap!

  4. Gill October 3, 2014 at 6:04 pm #

    Good luck – shall be sending positive vibes your way for you reaching your goals! Enjoy every minute 🙂

  5. Jennifer October 4, 2014 at 8:52 am #

    Good luck!! I’ll be running the half, so maybe I’ll see you finish.

  6. mizunogirl October 5, 2014 at 5:40 pm #

    Hope it went great!

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