Tuesday, March 5, 2013

62.5% of the way to Boston [aka Boston weeks #6-10]

I had originally planned on writing this post about 2 weeks ago... when I was actually 'halfway' to Boston. Now that two weeks have passed, the title of this blog post had to be changed. 

So, the Boston Marathon is exactly 6 weeks from yesterday. 41 days away... and I'm feeling pretty good?! (I think...)

I have missed the last five weeks of recaps so here's the highlights:


  • Running. Lots of it. (duh)
The last few week's weekly mileage amounts. Last week's cut-back week of [only, haha] 45 miles was much appreciated.
  • Some killer long runs... including my first 20 miler of this training cycle, a 16-miler with 12 @ 7:04 pace, and a 15-miler with 4 miles at tempo pace.

  • New running jacket - my pacer running bud gave me this purple windbreaker and I think I've worn it on almost every run since. Such a fun color!


  • Lots of this stuff. I'm so over winter. It's March 5, I'm just ready for some temps in the 40s... is that too much to ask for? And we are predicted to get another 3-5 inches tonight. Snow day, please?!

  • Carbs, as always. 
We tried sushi for the first time. Looooved it. And this was just from the grocery store. I imagine the real deal is that much better.

One of our favorite pizza combos - caramelized onions, figs, spinach, goat cheese. 
Who can say no to Girl Scout cookies?

So that's my running in a nutshell. My regular life has been consumed with school and cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes! (Not a bad thing, not at all.)

This weekend will prove to be somewhat challenging. I am racing the Beer Bottle Open 4-mile on Saturday and I also need to run a 20-miler. I am debating whether to do a 15-mile 'cool-down' (ha!) after the race or attempting to run 20 miles the day after an all-out effort. Any advice out there?

2 comments:

Lindsay @ Running the Windy City said...

Great training! I can't believe how quickly race day is approaching!

I'm running a 5k on Saturday and then doing my 20 miler on Sunday. I'm not sure it's the best plan but I'm hoping my legs will be a little tired (if I run the 5k fast) so the 20 miler will feel like a training run on tired legs.

Good luck!

Lindsay @ Running the Windy City said...

Great training! I can't believe how quickly race day is approaching!

I'm running a 5k on Saturday and then doing my 20 miler on Sunday. I'm not sure it's the best plan but I'm hoping my legs will be a little tired (if I run the 5k fast) so the 20 miler will feel like a training run on tired legs.

Good luck!

 
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