I really feel like I’m in the homestretch even though I have another month of training. Week 11 is over and besides a pretty bad mid-week “longer” run, everything went pretty well! I just ran 20 miles this morning and I honestly cannot believe it. Let’s recap the week!
Iron Strength DVD workout. This is a great strength-training workout!
5 mile run. My legs really didn’t get “into” the run until mile 3, but after that it felt great!
60 minute Boot Camp Class. Really hard class but so worth it!
I’m NOT a fan of mid-week “longer” runs and this run was pretty brutal. Plus it was raining so I had to do it on the treadmill but at least I put another 8 miles in the bank for training.
5 miles. Fridays are usually my rest days but since my long run is on Sunday this week, I switched a few things around. This was supposed to be a tempo run but I had to change it to an easy run.
REST DAY! I didn’t do any type of workout and appreciated the break!
20 miles, including the Grete’s Great Gallop Half Marathon (recap later on this week)
I was nervous about this run all week because it would be my longest long run ever. I ran all the miles in Central Park, which is very hilly, so I was worried about my legs and IT band. I”m happy to report that it went well overall! (I’ll explain more in my race recap this week)
Total Miles – 38 miles
Training Cycle – 307.45 miles
Grade – A
I added up all my miles for September and the total was 140! I’m pretty happy with that number. I’m sure October’s number will be just as high if not higher.
I had a few firsts this week – first week running 38 miles and first time running a 20 mile long run. After today’s one run I really feel confident that I can complete the Marathon. Sure, I have been putting in the training, but something about this 20 mile run really made me feel at ease with everything. I know I still have a hard few weeks of training, but I am really looking forward to the taper and enjoying the marathon in November!
If you have any training tips, please let me know in the comments – I welcome any advice!
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog!