Hard to believe I'll be running my 7th marathon on Saturday. I trained so hard this summer and hope my race reflects that dedication & commitment. I ran my last speedwork session yesterday and had great 800 splits. I like to do mile repeats during marathon training but threw in a few 800 repeats this training cycling and my times improved drastically! I might actually do a separate post on that this week because I was seriously in shock to see the change.
Anyways, looks like this will be a week of easy runs before gutting out a PR (fingers crossed) on Saturday. I just got nervous typing that too.
5 days until Akron Marathon!
6 weeks until NYC Marathon
Monday: 6 mi (8:29 pace)
Tuesday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX Combo class
Wednesday: 5 mi (7:42 pace; 3 mi @ tempo @ 7:27, 7:23, 7:06)
Thursday: taught 1 hr Spin/TRX Combo class
Friday: 6 mi w/ hills (8:20 pace)
Saturday: 8 mi (7:44 pace)
Sunday: 4 mi [at the track; 1/2 mi warm up, 4 x 800 (3:06, 3:06, 3:07, 3:08) w/ 400 jog in b/w, 1/2 mi cool down]
taught 1 hr Spin/TRX Combo class
TOTAL: 29 mi