Well, training is pretty much over. We officially started training the last week in January and we spent every Saturday morning battling the cold, wind, rain, sleet, and snow during our long runs. We pushed ourselves to hit our marks for tempo and track workouts and it’s now time to see if the training will pay off. The race is on Mother’s Day and I can’t think of a better present to myself than to qualify for Boston. :-)
Monday, April 28th:
6.5 tempo miles -
2 warmup (8:22, 7:39)
3 tempo (7:28, 6:49, 7:11)
1.5 cool down (7:50)
Tuesday, April 29th:
Julie’s 30 minute boot camp workout.
Wednesday, April 30th:
6 mile pyramid run –
Thursday, May 1st:
Track – 5 x 1000m in 4:09 (200m active rest interval plus a minute of rest)
Friday, May 2nd:
5.7 easy miles with a 15 minute arm and abs workout
Saturday, May 3rd:
10 miles at an 8:04 pace. Last long run and it felt great.
Sunday, May 4th:
Monday, May 5th:
8 miles at an 8:12 pace. Knee pain started around mile 6…I have no idea where this came from but fingers crossed it feels good on Sunday.
Tuesday, May 6th:
Track – 6 x 400m in 1:37 with 400m active RI
We finished each 400m in under 1:37. Knee felt ok but now my groin has a slight soreness. (Training for 4 months without an issue and now things start to hurt the week of the marathon, not fun.)
Wednesday, May 7th:
REST day. Went out to lunch. :-)
Thursday, May 8th:
We have 3 miles scheduled for today with an 8:12 pace (this is our marathon pace). Please keep your fingers and toes crossed and hope that my body holds up a little longer!
Since this post is heavy on text, here are some pictures from this last weekend. :-)