Wow – This week went by SO fast! Week 14 is in the book and only 2 MORE WEEKS UNTIL THE MARATHON! I feel like I’ve been training forever and I can’t believe that race day is coming so soon. I’m excited and anxious, all at the same time!!
7 mile run. It was a little hard doing this after the 20 miler last Saturday, but I did the run at a very easy pace.
5 mile run. I started this run at 5am, enough said!
60 minute body works class. This is a total body workout and I loved it!
6 mile tempo run. I’ll admit, I’m not a huge fan of speed work/tempo runs, but I know it’s necessary
Rest day 🙂
14 mile long run. So I woke up to the following – 48 degrees, pouring rain and high winds. I really didn’t want to relive the Staten Island Half, so I opted tackle all 14 miles on the treadmill. Was it ideal? No, but it was better than running outside and potentially slipping on the pavement or getting sick from being outside in that weather. It’s too close to the marathon now to take any chances!
Overall the treadmill run was good. I broke it down into 4-4-4-2. At each break, it was good to stop for a minute, grab some water (with Nuun), stretch and then continue on with the next set of miles. I finished tired, but with a smile on my face, so that’s all that matters!
60 minute spinning class. I like spinning as a recovery for my legs after a long run.
In addition, I ordered this bib from Races2Remember to celebrate my first marathon! I love this bib because I could personalize it and the colors match the NYC Marathon bib 🙂
Total Miles – 32 miles
Training Cycle – 412.65 miles
Grade – A+
I think I earned an A+ this week! I hit all my workouts/paces and I was able to get in a body works and spinning class. I felt a little tired this week (probably from peak week), but other than that, everything seems to be going well. I know I was “officially” in the taper last week, but now I really feel like it’s “taper time” as my runs are shorter during the week and weekend moving forward.
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!