The count down is on. In 5 more days, I will have marathon #3 under my belt. Am I ready? I have no choice but to be ready. I did some reflecting yesterday evening. I flipped through every single page of my training log and as I read the various distances, paces, terrain, etc... I really began to feel like I can do this. I know I can run a marathon. I've done it twice. I just want to be able to meet the goal that I've been working so hard for. Thank god I will have my dad running with me. He really knows how to push me and I know having him by my side will make this experience a great one.
As of now, the weather says high 64, low 51 with 30% chance of showers. I can handle that.
I only have a few short & easy runs planned this week. I ran an easy 3.5 miles this morning. I plan to run an easy 4 tomorrow and an easy 3-4 on Thursday. I am going to get to bed at least 30 minutes earlier each night and I am really paying attention to what I eat. It's my last ditch efforts in ensuring my body is ready come race day!
Here is how last weeks (week 17) training went.
Monday scheduled: 4 mile run
Monday actual: unplanned rest day, I was exhausted! so I listened to my body.
Tuesday scheduled: 5 mile run
Tuesday actual: 6 mile run 48:34 8:05 pace, push ups 4 x 15, various core exercises
Wednesday scheduled: 4 mile run
Wednesday actual: 6 mile run w/ speed work 48:15 avg. pace 8:02, push ups 3 x 18
Thursday scheduled: rest day
Thursday actual: rest day
Friday scheduled: 3 mile
Friday actual: 6.04 mile run, 46:30 7:42 pace, 10lb slimdown yoga (25 minutes), 10 minute dancer abs, push ups 3 x 20
Saturday scheduled: 8 mile run
Saturday actual: 8.05 mile run with dad on the Wildwood Trails 1:03:59 7:57 pace
Sunday scheduled: cross train
Sunday actual: Full body strength training (bi's, tri's, shoulders, back, chest), 30 minutes/6.60 miles stationary bike, push ups 5 x 10, various core exercises
Schedule Total Mileage: 24 miles
Actual Total Mileage: 26.09 miles