This week I prepared for my final race before the marathon, and did one of the longest runs of this training cycle. Here are the specifics:
Monday: OFF. I did the NTC Ab Burner 2.0 workout.
Tuesday: 50′ easy, left my stuff and work and took advantage of being a perfect distance from home. I also did the NTC Core Strength Workout.
Wednesday: Group workout, we met downtown for a change and since I was racing my workout was different than everyone else but we still used the same loop for the WO. 20′ easy, 2 sets of 5 x 2′ @10km, 20′ easy. For the second set of our respective workouts we were supposed to cover the pace screen on the watch and run by feel. I actually practice this myself sometimes, but it was funny timing since during my race on Saturday I had no GPS for the entire thing and was forced into running by feel, very irritating in a race situation though!
Thursday: 60′ easy, headed out after work on a regular route. I also did the NTC Abs and Arms workout.
Friday: 20′ easy, 5 x 10” strides, took this super easy around east van.
Saturday: 20′ easy, Eastside 10km, 60′ easy, typically I enjoy this race a lot, but after 5km this year I did not. The change in course and more hills was unexpected (to be fair I didn’t study the map), as soon as I hit the 1200m of hills my energy disappeared. So not the time I would normally look to do at a 10km, which was initially difficult to wrap my head around. It’s okay though, still a good workout during my marathon training cycle, and I have to remember it was not my goal race. I also did the NTC core strength workout.
Sunday: Long run day, 3hrs/31.6km there aren’t many of these in my training cycle and I am happy to say this one went super well. I had energy, I took all my fuel, never felt sick at all and my pace was consistent, now that is a WIN.
Total Weekly Mileage: 87.9
Tomorrow is my turn to register for the 2018 Boston Marathon (AHHHHH!)!