Taper time! Well, taper time mileage-wise that is. I still have 22 miles to bang out on Saturday (the final dress rehearsal) and I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a wee bit nervous.
The Boston welcome package came in the mail this weekend and confirmed what I already knew: I’m representin’ the rear of Wave 2!
I can’t be surprised. Remember, I just made the cut-off for Boston.
If a bug flew in my eye or I sneezed violently, I wouldn’t be running Boston.
I’m just so happy to be in Wave 2
Boston Week 12 Recap
MON: 7 easy – my legs were so tired at the beginning of the week. I kept Monday and Tuesday’s runs easy.
TUE: 8 easy
WED: 11 tempo with 9 at MP – during this run I realized that this was my 5th consecutive day of running, or 52 miles. No wonder I felt like crap.
FRI: 4 easy
SAT: 15 hilly miles (8:32 average pace)
SUN: 5 easy – up bright and early at 6AM to get this in!
So my peak week that wasn’t turned out pretty good! 50 miles total, which I was happy about considering how tired my legs were in the beginning of the week.
Less than 3 weeks to go…
Im living and training VICARIOUSLY 🙂
Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb says
How exciting. Woohoo!!
Good luck with your last long run! I’m sure you’ll crush it 🙂 SO excited for you!!!! I am living vicariously through you too! And remember that. Ring at the back of wave two in Boston is SOOOO not the same thing anywhere else. Everyone I’m sure will be very speedy!
Oops meant being at back of the wave – commenting on my phone, stupid autocorrect! 🙂
it must be so exciting to get that stuff in the mail! Hooray! And, noted that I will never sneeze violently and try my best not to let bugs get in my eyes when trying to run a speed marathon 🙂
Should I tell you that I am already done with my last 22? ; )
I hope your final big week goes well. I am starting to cut back a bit this week (taking about 9 miles out). Tapering always seems to come just at the right moment.
See you in a couple of weeks!
Yay for an awesome week. Wow, on that qualifying cut-off time. I was a ball of nerves registration week, as I am sure you were. Good luck on 22 this weekend. I did 21.5 on Saturday and am thinking 20 this week. I was beyond exhausted after my 21.5. 🙂
Did you tear open the packet and read every word like I did? You were truly one of the lucky ones to have made it into the race! I know so many people who missed the cut-off by only a handful of seconds. Seems like you should have run out and bought a lotto ticket after you got in!
MCM Mama says
So exciting! Can’t believe it’s almost Boston time for so many of my blog friends.
50 miles is still pretty “peak-y” to me! Great job! Can’t wait for you to run Boston! You so deserve it!
Kate @ NaturaStride says
So exciting!! Enjoy the next 3 weeks 🙂
Time flies! Can’t believe it’s almost here! Good luck with your last 22 🙂
Running Girl says
You’re almost there! Hope your 22 miler is awesome! 🙂
Beth @ RUNNING around my kitchen says
I can’t believe how close it is!!! Good luck with your last 22 miler!
Wow, taper time already – awesome!
Very exciting!!!! I’m definitely living vicariously through you. 🙂
is it crazy that I am NERVOUS for you too? Nervous excited. I feel like I’ll be running it with you — just like, in wave 20, 100,000+ people. HA. You’ve trained so well and hard woman. You’ll do great!!!
Oh wow! I didn’t realize how close you were! I’m so happy for you and excited for you, truly! It’s so close! 🙂
“how close you were” meaning to the cut off! I’m so happy you got in!
Nice training week. I’m impressed by your mileage! I’d love to do mid-week double digit runs, but I’m just not there yet. I dream about doing a 50+ week, but I’ve only gotten to about 40.
Running Boston is going to be soo cool.
Michele @ nycrunningmama says
WOW! What a fantastic week of running!!!! What is your goal time for Boston? With 15 hilly miles at 8:32, I would hope you are shooting for sub 3:35 (at least!)
Also, not sure if you thought about this, but have you considered moving into wave 3? I know you can move back if you were going to run with someone…as of right now, you are going to be at the very back of wave 2, which means you may have to spend a good amount of time weaving in and out of people. If you put yourself in one of the front groups of wave 3, you won’t have to deal with any of that – nothing but open road in front of you. Just a thought – to be honest, I’m not sure what I would do in your situation! LOL =)
Hope you have another great week of running and good luck with your 22 miler on Saturday!!
Kathy R says
WOOT! Hope that final 22 goes beautifully – mine will be the following week for Big Sur. How exciting that it is almost here!
11 miles with 9 at MP just sounds completely insane for a weekday. You’ll do great on the 22 miler!
Holy Crap! Can’t believe it’s almost here! Hurry up and start posting details about packing lists, race plans, what you are wearing, how much stuff you are planning on buying at the expo, etc. Inquiring (jealous!) minds want to know!
You are awesome, of course! And I hope your 22 goes well.
Since you’re my guru on the “long road,” you’re going to have to tell me sometime how you dealt with Boston envy when you weren’t there yet. :^)
Starting in the back just means you get to pass some people as you crush your time goals. 🙂
Josie @ happycorredora.com says
That’s so exciting! I can only imagine one day getting a race packet from the Boston Marathon. Well done on your training! Only one 22 miler to go then taper time! Enjoy the results of all your hard work 🙂
50 miles. That’s awesome! Hope your 22 miler goes well!!
Btw, I totally thought you were in your low-mid 20s…had no idea you were in the 35-39 age group. You look great!
i’m in that corral too!! I actually think it’s better being at the back of wave 2 than the front of wave 3-less likely to go out too fast 🙂 And the seedings are by actual time and not by predicted times so there should be peeps our own pace or faster around us.
enjoy the rest of the taper-these next 15 days can’t go by quick enough!