Weeks are speeding by and now we are just 6 weeks out from race day! Week 10 was a bit of a cut back week as my legs were feeling a thrashed and I wanted to be ready to tackle peak training. The next 4 weeks will be peak marathon training with more race specific training. On the race website the first sentence on the course description says “These are challenging courses”…..GULP! I will admit I am nervous, I feel like I will be more than ready to run 26.2 miles, but the 3500 feet of gain is giving me concern..so it’s time for more hills!
I am linking up with Jessie at The Right Fits and Jess Runs ATL to recap last weeks training.
Monday: Quick 2.5 mile shake out run after Cory got home from work and strength training focus on core work.
Tuesday: Strength work while Cannon was napping and 3 miles of intervals on the treadmill.
Wednesday: Wednesdays are my mid-week long run day so I got a little over 8 miles in before Cory went to work, it was VERY cold and I was a little underdressed…brrr.
Full body strength training in the home gym in the evening.
Thursday: 5.6 miles in the morning, trying to go really easy.
Friday: Double run day! I don’t always have long amounts of time that I can be out for a run so running twice in a day is the only way I can get longer milage in on week days .I started the day with 5.75 miles in the morning and 3.2 miles in the evening.
Saturday: Cory, Cannon and I got out for an early run before a busy Saturday. I love when we all get to run together. In the afternoon we got to enjoy amazing 75 degree weather while celebrating Cannon’s cousins first birthday. It was so much fun!
Sunday: I decided to cut my long run WAY back to 10.75 miles. It was a nice to go to Cannon’s swim lesson in the afternoon without noodle legs!
Running: 43 miles
Cross Training: 3 sessions
Yes, double runs are the way to go! My coach says they are easier on your body- higher mileage, but less stress. I don’t mind them!