It’s the final week! All the preparation, the blood, sweat, and tears comes down to this final week!
Sunday: 6 mile progressive run @ a 7:56 average pace. Oh boy this run nearly didn’t happen. I was just over it and it took the entire day for me to finally get it done. I don’t normally run past 5pm but I ran at 7pm and surprisingly felt okay. Splits were 8:16, 8:06, 7:59, 7:54, 7:43, and 7:40.
Monday: 6 mile “easy” run, 2 alone @ a 7:50 average pace and 4 with Kevin @ an 8:29 average pace. The weather was nice outside so when I got home, I laced up and ran until Kevin got home and then he joined me. My legs feel ready!
Tuesday: Another day, another 6 miles in the books. This time I ran 4 on the treadmill and then 2 with Kev when he got home from work. We got caught in a rainstorm which – aside from hating the rain – was actually pretty fun!
Wednesday: Happy birthday to me!! Rest day. To celebrate, the night before we went to dinner with my parents and tonight we sung happy birthday and had cake with the kids. I also got the coolest news! I was selected to be a momentum jewelry ambassador. Their inspirational products are amazing and helped me get through the final stretch of my training! My heart is so happy today!
Thursday: 4 easy miles @ an 8:45 pace. This is my final training run and it almost didn’t happen. At this point I was just over it but after the kids were in bed, I was somehow able to muster up the energy to get it done on the treadmill. I’m glad I did!
Friday: Rest day. We spent the day driving to Myrtle Beach, going to packet pick up at the expo, and eating dinner with Kevin’s family at Mellow Mushroom. I really enjoyed the expo aside from having to pay for parking. I bought some arm sleeves to wear at the start of the race because the temps were going to be a little colder than expected, we took some pictures, and sampled the nasty beer available -Michelob Ultra lol.
Saturday: Race day!! After dragging myself out of bed at 4:30am, I raced 26.2 miles @ a 7:45 average pace for a finish time of 3:23:15 – a Boston Qualifier by almost 17 minutes!! I’m keeping it short and sweet here because Im going to do a full race recap soon!
Total Mileage for the week: 48.2
Last weeks recap: Myrtle Beach Marathon Training – Week 19