…or why this race needs to be over NOW.
In terms of working out, I had a great week.
Monday – I went rollerblading and had a ton of fun. I looked absolutely ridiculous, but I totally forgot what an amazing glute/ITB workout it is!
Tuesday – 3.55mi run and Hot Vinyasa
Wednesday – Rest
Thursday – 4.16 mile run
Friday – Rest
Saturday – Hot Vinyasa
Sunday – 13.46 mile run. Yup, it was supposed to be 20. But at one point, my knees were KILLING me. I’m dedicated, but not stupid so I walked the 1.2 miles home. I call it my cool down of shame. And, this was the run that C rode his bike with me. It was very sweet and there was some ugly tears when I realized I needed to head back.
In terms of running, I’m exhausted. My pace has gotten considerably slower in the past 15 weeks. It’s extremely frustrating to have gone from a 8:20 mile to a 9:20-9:36 mile. After discussing it (at length) with C, we think it’s because of muscle fatigue. Is this even a possibility? I’m really looking forward to the tapering period so my legs can rest up. For the marathon in three weeks, I think I can do it. I officially have no time goal. My goal is to cross that finish line. Even if I look like a hot mess. 🙂
I’m also really quite embarrassed. My two-half marathons were awesome. I was always on point with my training plan and my pace rocked. Why is it when I decided to blog about my weekly training that it went completely down the pooper? Shucks.
Goals for next week:
(Next week is the first week of the three week taper. I am SO excited.)
Monday – Rest. We get to work 1.5 days to make up for a snow day and a missed PL Day! Hooray!
Tuesday – Hot Vinyasa
Wednesday – 3-4 mile run
Thursday – 3-4 mile run
Friday – Rest
Saturday – 10-12 mile long run OR Hot Vinyasa
Sunday – 10-12 mile long run OR Hot Vinyasa (not sure which instructor’s class I want to go to!)
How was your training this week? How do you handle tapering?
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