Well here we are. In the last week of marathon training, and the big day is on Sunday!!! I am feeling pretty great – no taper crazies here at all. I am enjoying my taper and my runs feel so strong!!! Here’s how the last two weeks – the first two weeks of tapering – went. I focused mostly on running, getting in some light non-impact cardio through spinning, and staying on top of my core work. I cut BodyPump and anything super intense (besides the running) completely out to give my body the recovery time it needs.
Monday Oct 31 – A much needed rest day post-Niagara Falls Half/2o miler.
Tuesday Nov 1 – I took another rest day, shifting my runs around for the rest of the week, because my body still felt tired.
Wednesday Nov 2 – 5.6 miles easy in the AM, CXWORX in the PM
Thursday Nov 3 – 3 miles easy in the AM
Friday Nov 4 – 3 miles easy in the AM
Saturday Nov 5 – Rest day
Sunday Nov 6 – D&L Half Marathon!! I felt great during this race and surprised myself with another PR, finishing in 2:24 and change (about 4 minutes off from the week before). Full race recap soon!! 🙂
Total running miles: 24.7
Core workouts : 1
Monday Nov 7 – Planned rest day due to the hard-ish effort the day before.
Tuesday Nov 8 – Another rest day, again, just listening to my body!
Wednesday Nov 9 – 4.1 miles easy in the AM, RPM + CXWORX in the PM
Thursday Nov 10 – 5.6 miles fast in the AM (10:45 pace!)
Friday Nov 11 – 3.3 miles easy in the AM, nice stretchy yoga class in the late morning.
Saturday Nov 12 – The Trip Immersive Cycling
Sunday Nov 13 – 10 miles (11:54 pace) – I took this easy and comfortable and finished feeling pretty good!
Total running miles: 23
Core workouts : 1
BodyFlow/Yoga classes: 1
I have just two easy runs planned this week before I head to Tulsa!! With my free time I plan to rest, stretch and foam roll. On Saturday I’ll be running the 5k, and on Sunday the full marathon! Ahhh!!! I can’t believe it’s finally here!!