I’m writing to you post-marathon! I have so many thoughts that I’ll share in separate recaps. Week 16 was my last week of training and it went pretty well!
Yoga. Started off the week nice and easy. I also gave out Halloween candy to a bunch of very happy kids. In addition, when I added up all my miles for October, it ended up being my highest mileage month ever!
3 mile tempo run. Temperatures were perfect and the run was fabulous!
2 mile run + NYC Marathon Expo!
Another rest day!
Dash to the Finish Line 5K (recap coming this week)
TCS New York City Marathon! (recap coming this week or next week)
Total Miles – 35 miles (I ran long on the 5K and the Marathon)
Training Cycle – 472.65 miles
Grade – B+
Overall the week went well but I’m not happy at all with my time for the marathon. The course was harder than I anticipated between all the bridges, the rolling hills in Brooklyn and the include on 5th Avenue. My IT band was not having it and it was very painful. Don’t get me wrong, I am ecstatic that I actually finished my first marathon, but I trained for a 5:00-5:15 finish so to finish 30 minutes past that goal is disappointing. But on the flip side, it’s an automatic PR!!
Thank you all for following me on my journey to my 1st marathon! The running community is really full of awesome people!
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by my blog!