My second to last week of training went surprisingly well! It was a very busy week at work leading up to the Runner’s World Half but I was able to fit most of my runs in. It was a taper week though so my legs are really starting to feel antsy and ready to run. Also, shout out to my boyfriend who ran a PR at the Columbus Marathon on Sunday #proudgirlfriend!
Monday – Yoga
Tuesday – 3 miles, easy
I felt really good on this run. It was only 3 miles but I felt like I got some of the speed back into my legs. I know I should take it easy since I’m at the beginning of my taper but I couldn’t help myself!
Plan: 3 miles, easy
Actual: 3 miles in 25:05 at 8:21/mile pace
(1) 8:50 (2) 8:12 (3) 7:59
Shoes: Saucony Mirage 4
Conditions: 69 degrees, sunny
Wednesday – 6 miles with 4x800m
This was my final Yasso 800 workout and it went really well. I did it after work and although I was kind of tired, my legs felt pretty good.
Plan: 2 mile warmup, 4×800 in 4:15 with 400m recovery, 1 mile cool down
2-mile warmup at 9:06/mile pace (Mile 1: 9:12; Mile 2: 8:57)
4×800 with 400 recovery in between each set
(1) 3:54 (7:48/mile pace)
(2) 3:41 (7:23/mile pace)
(3) 3:40 (7:20/mile pace)
(4) 3:30 (7:04/mile pace)
1-mile cool down at 9:08/mile pace
Shoes: Asics Gel Kayano 19
Thursday – REST
Friday – 3 miles RW Half shakeout run
Saturday – REST
Sunday – 13.2 miles at the RW Half
I ran this race with Ashley and we had a great time! We took it very easy and it was a great substitute for a final long run before Marine Corps! Hoping to do an actual recap very soon!
Weekly Mileage Total: 25 miles