Monday, October 7, 2013

Week 13 Recap

Here we are.  It's RACE WEEK!  Before I freak out over that, let's take a look back at last week. 

GMM Half Marathon Week 13 Training Schedule:
  • Monday - Rest
  • Tuesday - 4 miles speedwork
  • Wednesday - Cross Train/Rest
  • Thursday - 2 miles easy
  • Friday - Cross Train/Rest
  • Saturday - 10 miles
  • Sunday - 2 miles recovery

How it actually went: 

  • Monday - Rest
  • Tuesday - 1.8 miles of painful speedwork (nasty shin pain made me stop)
  • Wednesday - Rest
  • Thursday - 6 miles of painful running but mostly walking (tried to do the 10 miles that day, due to schedule conflicts on Saturday - turns out it was a bad idea!)
  • Friday - Rest 
  • Saturday - 2 miles easy (felt fine!)
  • Sunday - 2 miles not-so-easy (picked it up in the last mile, felt great to move!) 

Total weekly mileage: 11.84

So.  Not exactly a stellar last week of training. Over six miles short, plus Tuesday and Thursdays miles weren't very high value.  Ugh, ugh, ugh.   But! I am happy enough with all of the rest of my training that I'm just going to say Oh Well and move on.  It is what it is and I'm not going to let a few bad runs get me down!  (Plus I already wallowed for a bit - ya'll just didn't get to hear it!) 


And now it's here.  Race Week.  I will run two more short runs this week, then on Friday morning I will get up, say goodbye to my family, and head to the airport.  I am so, so, so excited for this trip . The actual race?  Well, I still haven't thought about that, to be honest.  I have no idea what pace I'm going to run or whether or not I have a time goal.  I haven't decided what fuel I'm bringing, and whether or not I'm going to carry a handheld.  All those things will get decided later this week.  Right now, I'm just going to try to enjoy the "taper madness" that is slowly settling into my brain, and the fact that I am just four days away from meeting some of the best people I have never actually met in person. =) 

Whoo! =)

What are you excited about today? 


  1. I'm excited that by this time next week I will be on a running break!! Unlike you, I haven't picked anything else and have no plans to for awhile.
    Can't wait to hear all about your race!!!

  2. YIPPEE for race week!! I love it when the hard work is over and all you have to do is enjoy the race. I can't wait to hear all about it!

  3. YaY!! Congrats on all your hard work and I can't wait to hear about how much you enjoyed your victory lap.


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