Another marathon training week is complete! Things are still going well and I can’t believe the Chicago Marathon is just four weeks away now! Last week’s training involved a mini taper in preparation for the half marathon I raced on Saturday. Here’s what I did from Coach Dawn’s plan:
Monday: Plan-10 minute warm up and cool down
2 x 15 minute tempo run- pace- 7:41-8:00
2 minute recovery in between.
Got in both 15 minute intervals. My splits for the intervals were 8:00, 7:45 for the first one and 7:49, 7:47 for the 2nd. Felt pretty good and happy with my paces. I went a different route on this one and on the way back I got lost for a few minutes because I missed my turn, but made it home safely.Tuesday: Plan- Rest Day, stretch and roll good. I had a good rest day – did some stretching and foam rolling.
Wednesday: Plan-Comfortable 35-40 minutes with a few strides. I ran 4.11 miles with a couple of strides.Thursday: Plan-Rest day. Had my rest day.
Friday: Plan-10-15 minutes with 2-3 strides in the am. I had a nice shake out run and ran 1.57 miles.Saturday: Plan-Race. Ran the Oregon Fall Half Marathon. This was a tougher race than I expected. I was so happy to PR!! Stay tuned for my recap.Sunday: Plan-Rest day, rest or go for walk. Took my rest day.
Total miles = 25.01 miles. The week ended nicely with my half marathon PR on Saturday. I’m happy with the way things are going. Coach Dawn’s training has been great! I’m really loving the speed work stuff and advice she’s given me which I think definitely helped me get that PR for the half!
Other highlights of the week included back to school for my 8 year old on Tuesday.Thursday was the first day of school for my 5 year old. So nice that both the kiddos are in school full day. 🙂 Running the Oregon Fall Half Marathon was the big highlight of the week. Here’s a pic taken after the race with Angela. So cool that we both got PRs!