This weekend was a whirlwind, hence why I’m posting my weekly training recap a day late – whoops! I hope that you all had a great week. This was the last “peak” week of my training and it was definitely hard I know these weeks are necessary during training but man are they brutal! Here’s how my week went.
7.5 miles + PT exercises. I pretty much feel like all I do is ‘Eat, Sleep and Run’ lately.
Stationary bike (30 mins) + PT exercises. I love the stationary bike! I use the Fat Burn setting and it’s nothing but a sweatfest.
Boot camp. As usual, it was hard, but good!
8.5 miles + PT exercises. It wasn’t the most enjoyable run but I got it done. I am very happy to be done with these longer runs during the week. I had at ART appointment in the afternoon which helped with my overall soreness.
Rest Day. I worked half a day and then caught the train to Philly in the afternoon. I hate packing and this is what my suitcase looked like on Friday morning…LOL
Rock ‘n’ Roll 5K
18.35 miles: 5 pre-race miles and then 13.35 miles for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon (race recap soon)
-I definitely ran long on the course – oops!
Total Weekly Miles – 37.4
Total Training Cycle Miles – 434.4
Grade – B+
What a difference a week makes! I’m pretty sure my legs were tired from last week so maybe that’s why this week seemed hard. Putting over 21 miles on my legs this weekend was definitely taxing and I’m a little tired today (to put it nicely).
Oh and that awesome 20 miler from last week? Let’s just say I’m focusing on that instead of my long run from yesterday. The pre-race miles were actually pretty good but the race was difficult. I cannot run in the humidity – I’m not saying that to be negative, it’s just the truth. My heart rate spikes all the way up and I just overall feel like crap. I ended up running the race 30 seconds slower per mile slower than my goal race. I could not get my breathing under control for most of the race. Let’s just say when I had to stop for a walk break at the 5K mark, I knew I was in trouble. A cramp in my quad at mile 12 definitely didn’t help either! Let’s just say it wasn’t the confidence boosting run I needed going into the taper.
Anyways, I know that one bad run doesn’t define a training cycle so I’m holding onto that while I begin the taper. I’ll be doing the Rock ‘n’ Roll Montreal 5K and Half Marathon this weekend and hoping that run goes better!
Are you someone that enjoys the taper?
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