And just like that, the final LONG LONG run is done and we have entered the taper. #holyshit
Monday: 7 miles: 9:31, 9:31, 9:22, 9:22, 9:22, 9:17, 9:05 + Core work
Tuesday: I worked out with a trainer who put me through fun (read: hell) circuits (think mountain climbers, pushups, air squats, jump squats kettle bells, lunges, shoulder presses…) then 30 mins on the arc trainer
Wednesday: 6 miles: 9:31, 9:13, 9:05, 9:03, 8:57, 8:53 + Core
Thursday: 12 miles tempo: 2 mile w/u 8 @ MRP or under 2 c/d: 9:40, 9:31, 9:05, 9:05, 9:02, 9:00, 8:57, 9:05, 8:57, 8:55, 9:05, 8:57 Note: no real cool down and my stomach was a disaster, which would be a theme (even until now)
Friday: 9:19 miles (1st 5 normal, then progression/fast finish) 9:50, 9:50, 9:40, 9:40, 9:31, 9:13, 9:05, 8:57, 8:49
Saturday: REST!! And I DID YOGA!!! Woo hoo! And then got another massage. Happy day.
Sunday: Long run: 21.5 miles with the Newport Half thrown in. My Garmin is still charging I wound up avg ~ 10 min miles but also paused it for my SEVERAL bathroom breaks. I was in hell.
Total mileage: 55.6 miles.
So not much to discuss.
I'm as ready as I am going to be at this point. I've done the work that's all there is to it.
My legs felt great, my stomach, not so much.
And, not hard to pin point. I kind of ate like crap. A lot. AKA everything I KNOW will mess with my stomach.
And I have been continuing that trend.
So as of today I am back to being super careful until the marathon. The last thing I want is to be the cause of my own downfall on race day.
Goodbye dairy and sugar. It has been fun. See you October 12th after I sub 4!