I’m writing most of this post on Saturday, the day before my race, because I am sitting around with nothing else to do. After the race I’m planning to add in the results before this publishes. I feel like this week of training was kind of boring, and the actual race is the “important” part of this week, but I do think my runs this week were worth talking about. They were simple- 3 really easy 4 milers on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with no strength training at all. I think that there were a few factors involved but I felt so tired on those few runs I did this week. Which made it easier to go super slow, so I guess that’s a good thing!
Monday: 4 miles easy
After feeling really great on Saturday’s run, I expected it was going to be difficult to keep this run nice and slow. However, I easily settled into a pace slower than 10 minute miles and actually didn’t have the desire to go any faster than that.
Wednesday: 4 miles easy
The night before we had gone to my parents after work for dinner, and got home after 9. So naturally I was tired for this run (usually I am asleep by 9) and I think all the extra time in the car left me feeling extra stiff. My mindset was not great after this run, but I kept telling myself that this was normal for race week plus I had a few more days to rest up.
Friday: 4 miles easy
This was done before flying out to Tulsa. I felt 95% better than I did on Wednesday, but still kept it slow and easy. It was definitely a boost of confidence as I got closer to the race.
Went to the expo….
And hung out in compression socks for most of the day…
Sunday: Race day!
26.2 miles in 3:41:46… Race recap to come later this week, but this was a 5 minute PR!
Total: 38.2 miles
Do you ever feel tired on your runs the week leading up to a race?