77 days until race day
M: 9 mi @ 9:48/mi with running group
T: 8.28 mi @ 10:07/mi, just a regular easy run + 30 min strength for runners (Becs Gentry / Peloton)
W: Speed day! 3 warmup / 2 x 12 min @ 10K pace with 2 min recoveries / 2 cooldown = 10.54 total @ 9:19/mi average. I didn’t push it super hard on the intervals; ranged from 7:23 – 7:50/mi.
R: 8.06 mi @ 10:19/mi at home
F: Run with Laura!! Easy shakeout which ended up being the perfect prep for Saturday; 4.2 mi @ 11:17/mi (lots of traffic lights and city obstacles) + 20 min strength for runners in the hotel gym beforehand (Becs Gentry / Peloton)
S: 18.6 mi with 3 x 4 mi @ marathon pace with 3 min recovery jogs between each. I did this run in mid-50s temps in Boston and it felt amazing. Average pace for the first MP block was 8:14, second 8:11, third 8:06 (this part included a 7:48 mile because I got a little overzealous when I switched from podcasts to music – that was not a sustainable pace though!). Overall run average 8:45/mi. This run felt like such a payoff for the summer of slogging in high heat + humidity. It really felt like a breakthrough run for me!
S: Will be yoga + barre mostly to streetttttch everything out
Total: 58.7 mi / strength x 2
I’m getting excited for my race, even though it’s still a ways off!! Inspired by Meghann Featherstun who just ran a PR 2:49 in Berlin (and she just turned 40!!!). PRs in your 40s are possible (especially if you never trained hard in your 30s . . . which is definitely true in my case).