It’s time for another round of Marathon Monday with Jen! And I’m late to my own link party. (Nice one, Ash.)
It’s finally the three week tapering period. I have been looking forward to this since the half-way point of training.
Last week went fairly well…
Monday – Rest. We worked a “day and a half” to make up for a snow day and a professional learning day. I left school at 5:30pm.
Tuesday – Hot Vinyasa
Wednesday – 4.5 miles…no watch! I am really loving that feeling. I changed into my running clothes after school and drove straight to the trailhead of the Iowa River Trail. I ran until the 2.25 mile mark and turned around. I estimated my time on Daily Mile from the car clock when I left the car and when I got back into the car. It was a pretty speedy run! Hooray!
Thursday – Rest
Friday – 4 miles. Post- happy hour run. I guess the one beverage I had really made the hills much more manageable.
Saturday – 10 miles. Ohmigosh…you guys. I pulled the biggest noob mistake ever for my (planned 13) 10 mile run. I forgot fuel. Of any kind. I was four miles out when I realized it too. “Huh,” I thought, “we’ll see how this goes.” Well, knowing that glycogen stores tank at aroung 60-90 minutes of activity, I reached my turnaround point at 1 hour exactly and took it easy for the next 30 minutes. I made it 10.01 miles. I’m actually really proud of that run. I felt strong, I felt great, and I had a boost of confidence (finally!). I walked a little over a mile until a restaurant where I called C to pick me up. He met me about 0.5 miles later in the car. We had a good laugh. I am such an airhead sometimes!
Sunday – Hot Vinyasa – I am getting SO much better at this! I am getting some upper body strength so I longer collapse to the ground during a hover. I am also getting better at Upward Facing Dog and Tree Pose. I love seeing results! We’ve talked before how I’m a data-nerd, so this is a big deal for me.
Alright, here’s the plan for next week…
Monday – Rest
Tuesday – Hot Vinyasa
Wednesday – 3-4 miles
Thursday – 3-4 miles
Friday – Rest
Saturday – 8 miles
Sunday – Hot Vinyasa
Random thought 1 – During happy hour on Friday, I was lamenting to one of my teacher friends that I’m not confident about the marathon (which is less than two weeks away). She said, “Ash, just focus on this race. Don’t worry about the next one you may or may not do.” She was so right (thanks Laura!). Let’s see how this race goes before I jump into another full marathon plan.
Random thought 2 – I am back on My Fitness Pal for the tapering period. I am not going to let 15+ weeks of training get waylaid by poor eating choices. (PS: Whole food challenge coming soon!)
How did your week go? Do you love tapering as much as I do? Grab a button and join the party.
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