Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Hartford Marathon Training Week 14

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!


  1. Gah, the stomach thing... when our muscles are willing, why not our GI systems??? Anyway, looks like a good week. You are going to rock Hartford!!

    1. Welllll to be fair this time around I have been a total asshole and tempted fate. and stupidly didn't realize was PMS'ing which didn't help...but here is hoping smooth sailing here on out!

  2. Enjoy the taper! The stomach stuff is always tricky. I always pop two immodium on race day morning and it does the trick. :::shrug::: 20 for me on Saturday! Eek!

    1. Gotta love my taper I am still hitting 40+ miles the next two weeks. But, NO MORE super long runs, 13, and 10. woooooooo!!!
      I've heard about Immodium I may do it during a run or two prior.
      and you've got this 20!!! never doesn't sound daunting but you'll rock it.

  3. You are going to rock that race AND get a sub 4!! :)