Big Cottonwood Marathon Training Week 14:
Week 14 was the last “big week” before simmering down to taper and the Big Cottonwood Marathon. I can’t believe it’s already been three months of training and getting ready for the race.
|Monday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Tuesday:||Easy 70 minutes|
|Wednesday:||AM: 5X1000 meters averaging 6:40 pace, Total mileage 10|
|PM: 6 miles easy downhill (treadmill)|
|Thursday:||Easy 60 minutes|
|Saturday:||Easy 60 minutes|
Week 1: Hello Humidity
Week 2: Half Marathons and Workouts 57 mpw
Week 3: Travel and More Travel 53 MPW
Week 4: Training: Beach Runs and Long Runs 52 MPW
Week 5: Training: Workouts and 10ks 46.5 MPW
Week 6: Firecracker 5ks 47 MPW
Week 7: Swim Races and Running for Toilets 56 MPW
Week 8: It’s Very Hot 58 MPW
Week 9: Tetris Runner 56 MPW
Week 10: Long Week and Personal 5ks 54 MPW
Week 11:: Quality Miles
Week 12: Altitude and Half Marathons
Week 13: Cutback Week and Philly 10k
Week 14: Peak Week and 18.12 Race
This week flew by, and it’s nice to get a rhythm and routine back. I mentioned last week, I missed swimming, and I’m looking forward to getting back to it when I’m not running high mileage and exhausted.
Workout Wednesday: 5X1000 6:40 pace
I didn’t feel good at all during this workout. My legs were stiff, and I couldn’t seem to loosen them up. We all have those workouts, and I was glad to get it done and move on.
I went into the 1812 Challenge, hoping to run roughly 7:30 miles for 18.12 miles and finish strong. I wanted to use the race as my last long run before the marathon. I did that and even better.
All of my miles after 14 were around 7: 00-minute pace and my last mile was 6:51. I was not expecting to win, so it was a great feeling. The race itself was far from perfect, and I forgot to stop my watch, and 2 (out of 3) of my gels fell out of my pocket.
Next week begins slowly cutting down miles and relaxing before Big Cottonwood in 2 weeks.
Posts from the Week:
Exploring Ridgway State Park (Colorado)
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Questions for you:
What’s your favorite workout?
Congrats on the win and enjoy the rest of your taper!
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