I feel like I can’t really start this post without saying something about the attacks in Paris. However, it’s also super awkward to talk about how horrible it was and then just jump into talking about my training. But when I thought about it, I realized we can’t let these things stop us from going on with our lives. I feel like I have been glued to the TV all weekend so it’s probably good to get my mind off of it all.
Also, you may have noticed a little face lift on the blog. I’m not sure how it happened but I had some time on Sunday and all of a sudden found myself trying new themes and then playing around with CSS coding…I have no idea what I am doing with that stuff so if you notice anything crazy please let me know! I’ll blame the taper I guess:)
Anyway I can’t believe it’s already race week! Oddly enough, I haven’t been thinking a whole lot about the race, in the way I usually do (aka stressing out about it). So I think that’s a good thing. I am hoping to get some thoughts together about this training cycle later this week. But for now, let’s recap last week’s training.
Monday: 4 miles easy, core and hip exercises
Tuesday: 4 miles easy
Wednesday: strength training, core and hip exercises
Thursday: 10 miles with 8 at GMP (ended up being a bit faster- the taper has made such a difference in how I feel!)
Friday: 3 miles, core and hip exercises
Saturday: 10 miles
Total: 31 miles
On Saturday it was so nice to head out for “only” 10 miles. Marathon training has definitely skewed my perception of mileage! It was a bit windy, but otherwise a great day for running. I really had to work to keep this run on the slower side, because my legs wanted to move faster. My coach has reminded to keep my runs EASY this week!
Do you get the urge to run faster than you should during the taper?
Do you currently think of 10 miles has a “longer” long run or a “shorter” long run? I remember a few months ago 10 miles was the longest I had run all year…now it’s often the distance of a mid-week tempo run!