8 miles tempo
8:52 avg pace
1 mile warm-up
6 miles at GMP (8:45 pace): 8:44, 8:43, 8:34, 8:32, 8:46, 8:45
1 mile cool-down
I still have some residual soreness from Sunday’s race 🙁
Proof that the hourly forecast on weather.com is worthless: it was warm and a little humid when I started running. It started to drizzle, which I didn’t mind. I love running in the rain and it was actually refreshing. Then it started pouring, the temperature dropped about 15 degrees, and the wind was smacking me relentlessly in the face. Waaaah!
This week is my last big training week before the taper. I’m trying to rally hard since in my mind I just ran a race and race = an easy week of training afterwards. This will be my highest mileage week of this cycle – 43 miles – which still isn’t much compared to my previous training plans. I also have a 22-miler on schedule for Saturday. I really want to do well in that run since (for me at least) it sets the tone for my marathon.
Week 13 recap of NJ Marathon training:
MON: 6 easy
TUE: 15 long
THU: 7 easy
SUN: 10 mile race
A total of 38 miles for the week. I’m glad I was able to get in most of my key workouts and still manage a PR in a tune-up race.
Here are some pictures from Sunday’s race (sorry they are so small, I tried to make them as big as possible). I want to preface these pictures by saying that 99.9% of the time, I HATE my race pics. I always look like I’m speed walking and I have a miserable look on my face. With that being said…
Does anyone like race day photos? I always think they are so unflattering!