I posted my race review yesterday, but I still wanted to post my weekly workouts from my final week of Hartford training! There isn’t much to say about any of this – just easy miles and lots of REST, so it will be a quick recap! I should have taken pictures of the laundry I did and recapped everything I watched on Netflix all week long – there was some serious couch time happening. I watched the whole season of something called iZombie, which was actually really cute! I felt really good on race day, so it was definitely an effective taper.
Monday, 10/5 – Pole Fitness
I only went to pole class on Monday, and my body still felt beat up. I had fun but made the decision to wait until after the marathon to go back!
Tuesday, 10/6 – Marathon Dress Rehearsal Run – 7 miles w/2 @ Marathon pace + Core
Felt great on this run – hit the marathon paced miles without a problem and my legs were feeling fresh. Overall pace, 7:19.
Wednesday, 10/6 – Recovery Run, 5 Miles + Core
Headed to the parkway, did an easy 5 and it was gorgeous out. Overall pace, 8:20.
Thursday, 10/7 – REST!
Not one thing. It was a glorious day.
Friday, 10/8– 20 Minute Shakeout Run (2.5 miles)
My legs actually felt decent on this. Usually, they feel rough on this run and I start panicking. I didn’t know if that was a good thing or a bad thing. Overall pace, 8:17.
Saturday, 10/9 – Hartford Marathon
Sunday, 10/10 – REST
I DO have a picture and also some news for you guys. On Sunday, I rested, but I felt pretty good. Good enough that I went ahead and registered for the Runner’s World Half Marathon. It’s on 10/18 and it’s literally about five miles from my house. But yes…like a week away. I’m so dumb. My training partner, Kathy, put the idea in my head and then she even found me a promo code. How could I saw no? In my defense, I was going to run 10-13 miles that day so why not get a medal for it? If I don’t feel like racing it, I won’t race it (I’ve said that line before). No but really – I just ran a marathon. Zero expectations here. In other news, I might not have a black thumb because I did some gardening and found out that my sweet potatoes did, in fact, grow:
Swim: 0 meters ♥ Bike: 0 miles ♥ Run: 41 miles
How was your week? Do you have a black thumb?