7 miles easy
9:26 avg pace
I’m officially tapering…the hard work is done; now it’s time to rest and prepare for the big race. I’m aiming to keep my overall mileage in the low 30s this week and the mid-20s next week, since my training cycle stressed low mileage. Unfortunately, I still have 2 speed workouts to do 🙁
This Sunday I’ll be running the Penn Relays Distance Classic 20K (about 12.4 miles). I won’t be racing it though. I’m using it as a goal marathon pace run, which is exactly what my training plan calls for anyway. I love when it all comes together!
Week 14 Recap of NJ Marathon training:
TUE: 8 tempo
WED: 7 easy
FRI: 6 easy
SAT: 22 looong
43 miles for the week with no speed work. My legs were more sore than I thought they would be after the Cherry Blossom 10-Miler. I’m glad I took another easy day so I could get in a good 22-miler! Missing too? Yoga. I was leery of taking a class this week since I tweaked something in last Friday’s class. Usually I leave yoga feeling better but not that time. I was worried it would affect my race last week, but I was OK.
I’m going to show all of you just how weird I am…every time I say “taper time” I think of MC Hammer’s song “U Can’t Touch This”. You know…”stop, hammer time” kinda sounds like “stop, taper time?” Riiiight? Well if you never thought of it before, I bet you will now!
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Now I will always think of MC Hammer when I taper 🙂
I am totally going to go to that song now and sing it for the last mile of my last long run. Excellent plan.
Nice week, especially that last 22 miler! Keep the quality workouts coming and you are going to rock the marathon!
Can’t touch this 🙂
Running Girl says
Great work on the runs. You’re going to be golden for the marathon.
way to go on your run!! you totally earned this taper and are going to ROCK your marathon. also LOVE that you think about MC hammer. oh man. I need to listen to that song…haha.
Love the ‘taper song.’ I used to be a big Hammer fan back in the day.
Taper weeks were always hard for me. I always WANTED to do more running or run faster even though I knew it wasn’t helping my training.
Yoga is about the only thing I’m doing right now. Boo. My knee is still a little ‘off!’ Living room yoga + foam rolling = good times.