Another training week down and only two more to go! This was my first week of taper, but didn’t necessarily feel like. I think since I was just coming off my 22 miles and still did two workouts this week, it wash’t drastically different from previous week. However, a “long run” of 12 miles doesn’t sounds very long compared to what I’ve been doing!
Monday: 7.01 miles easy (9:13 pace), core work
Tuesday: 7.1 miles steady state. Plan was 7:55-8:15 but ended up being faster. (7:43 pace) PM: 60 minutes hot yoga
Wednesday: 5.1 miles easy (9:08 pace), strength workout
Thursday: 8.18 miles with 5 at MPG and 1 mile of hills (8:05 pace overall) in the gross, pouring rain and wind. Core work.
Friday: Rest. I was planning to rest anyway but woke up with a super stiff neck like I slept on it weird, so I was glad it was a rest day.
Saturday: 12 miles with last 4 at MGP (8:23 pace overall) My legs felt really fresh at the start of the run, but it was 38 degrees so took a couple miles to warm up. I didn’t bring any water or fuel and started to notice by the end. Still hit my goal paces, although my garmin had some crazy satellite connection around mile 5 making that split significantly slower than the rest.
Total: 39.39 miles <–isn’t that kinda cool?!
I think that this upcoming week will feel a lot lighter as the real taper begins!
How were your workouts this week?
Anyone else go running in the rain/wind this week?