Morning Workout- 8 miles with 5 by 1 mile at 5:40-5:50 (2:30 minute jog recovery)
Afternoon Workout- None. It’s taper time!
No pictures for this week; just a brief recap for those of you who enjoy reading the numbers side of my training. The days without paces are the days I ran watchless but I make it a point to stay in the 7:00-7:45 pace range on those runs.
Monday- AM- 10 miles at 7:30 pace PM- 4 miles.
Tuesday- AM- 10 miles PM- 4 miles.
Wednesday- AM- 3 mile warm up, 10 Mile wave tempo (mentioned in last blog post, 6:18 average) PM- 3 miles
Thursday- AM- 11 trail miles with a friend PM- 3 miles
Friday- 21 miles at 7:15 pace (with Gatorade breaks)
Saturday- AM- Paced a friend for 3 miles at 6:19 pace, 10 total for the day.
Sunday- 11 miles at 7:30 pace.
Total Miles for the Week: 100
This was my third to last week before the Philadelphia Marathon and unexpectedly became my highest mileage week of the cycle. We always have a set range of mileage to reach with a high and a low and I end up somewhere in between. It’s all a tad bit flexible, which is nice, because I never worry about hitting a specific number. Everything varies and sometimes a warm up gets a few miles longer because I don’t feel ready yet or I add an extra 4 miler with a friend in the evening. Yesterday I was surprised when I added up the mileage and found a nice round 100. I thought I had added wrong and did the math twice! The best part is that my motivation & energy levels have been higher than ever. I’ve hit 100 miles quite a few times in various training cycles but never with the intensity level I’m at now. Keeping my fingers crossed that this can only mean good things. Now with only 2 real workouts left to go, it’s officially taper time. As always, thank you for reading and Happy Training!