My friends running the full are in a taper. This was my last long run before the big event, and it was a tough one.
Monday: Rest – Rest day after a fun, but busy weekend. Glad to have it and catch up on domestics.
Tuesday: 5 miles and TRX – Met a friend at the Frontrunners and I did five (she did seven). Always a wonderful conversation!
Wednesday: 3 miles – Headed to the other Y, as my normal one was slated to get new cardio equipment, which still has not happened.
Thursday: 3 miles and TRX – Quick trip to the gym to get these miles in before having to wake up early to head to Cleveland the next morning.
Friday: Rest – Rest day after a very long meeting (and round trip).
Saturday: 12 miles – I was awoken to the sound of thunder. I had planned on getting up early and running downtown before it got too hot, but didn’t want to run in a storm (Weather Hazards training, kicking in). That meant I didn’t get downtown until about 9:30, when it was in the high seventies and muggy as crap.
These miles were a slog. Walked for a little bit after mile nine. Not really happy about that, but still got the miles in. On last week’s 11 mile run and this one I’ve been trying out fueling strategies. Eating a waffle at mile seven seems to work really well. This time I ate it at mile eight and I just didn’t have any gas in the tank, but I’m sure so much of that was the weather as well.
Sunday: 2 miles, 60 minutes crosstraining – My schedule the week before the race is a bit nuts, so I had to condense a bit if I wanted to get everything in. I was already signed up for a (free) yoga class, so I went down early to run in Oakland. It was in the mid eighties and sunny. I was disgusting and called it after two (as opposed to three miles).
Changed shirts and went over to the yoga class, which was good, although left me a little sore the next day, more reminders to do it more often!
One week left, and I’m bouncing between being nervous and excited! Here we go!