Three weeks of training to go which means the taper has officially begun! I have to say I am pretty relieved to have made it to this point. Even though the past 11 weeks has gone quickly, I can tell my body has come close to its breaking point.
Philadelphia Marathon Training Week 11:
Sunday: Rest. 90 minutes hot yoga. A day of relaxation.
Monday: 9 miles easy (9:00 pace), core work
Tuesday: 7.06 miles steady state of 7:55-8:15 (7:56 pace)
Wednesday: 7.03 miles easy (9:40 pace), strength workout PM: 75 minutes hot yoga
Thursday: 7.25 miles with 4 at 8 mile/mile pace and 1 mile of hill repeats (8:17 pace overall), core work
Saturday: 22 miles with last 3 at mgp (average pace 9:01) So glad this run is over!!
Total: 52.34 miles
Something about making it to the 50 mile/week mark makes me feel accomplished. I know that weekly mileage doesn’t really matter, but I feel like getting more miles in this week really taught my legs to run when they are tired. The fact that I was able to pull off a fast finish in my long run is a good sign too!
My body is obviously beat up and tired, so its gonna be really important to recovery properly this weekend and pay attention to how I feel going into next week.
How were your workouts this week?
What mileage do you usually peak at during marathon training?
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