Wow, I’m in the last 6 days of taper before the marathon! The past 17 weeks of marathon training has flown by. There were lots of days of self doubt over whether or not I could stick with this training but by taking it one day and one training run at a time I made it through… injury free! I took the less is more approach with my training, choosing to only run 3 or 4 times a week, plus two days of strength training. I think that was the right approach for ME. My body just wasn’t ready to handle 5 days a week of running when I first began this journey in June. If you remember I was just coming off of a bad ankle sprain:
I can honestly say I’m now ready to tackle this distance. I’ve trained to endure it, but not to PB it. That’s ok wth me though, as the next few years go by I can add in more speedwork while maintaining the endurance so that I can RACE this distance. Maybe I’ll give qualifying for Boston a good try next fall when the kids are a bit older? I often forget with all of my goals that my youngest is still only three and that we have a busy family life, though admittedly getting up early to run now is MUCH easier than it was even a year ago. I’m hoping that next year will be even easier.
Here’s how this week’s “training” went:
And dinner was AMAZING of course!!!
Today I rested as well which is making me feel really unprepared for the marathon even though I know that’s what’s best for me.
This week my plan is:
T: 8k run before work
I’m really looking forward to getting the race over and done with now – the nervous energy is KILLING me!
Have a great week everyone!
Question: How was your weekend?