Well, we have now reached taper, officially. It is hard to believe that 3 weeks from today I will be done with the marathon. All of the training that I have put myself through since the beginning of June will be over. Training has had its ups and downs, and I have definitely had some motivational issues, but I got through the two big runs.
So let's talk about the last 2 weeks. I didn't log last week's training, simply because I got caught up in other things. But here is what I did the last two weeks.
Monday 9/15 - 6 miles - speedwork 6x400m with 2 miles at 8:19
Tuesday 9/16 - rest
Wednesday 9/17 - 1 mile walk, 1 mile run, strength training
Thursday 9/18 - 5 miles easy pace
Friday 9/19 - rest
Saturday 9/20 - 14K race at 8/mile, walk to and from race, 10 miles total
Sunday 9/21 - walk with Addie - 2.36 miles
25.36 total miles
Monday 9/22 - off
Tuesday 9/23 - 4 miles @ 8:07 average pace with Greg
Wednesday 9/24 - 6.25 miles easy 8:30 pace
Thursday 9/25 - 4.5 miles, 3.75 run and 0.75 walk with Greg
Friday 9/26 - 2.6 mile walk with Addie
Saturday 9/27 - 20 mile run, 1.5 mile cooldown walk 8:35 average pace
Sunday 9/28 - off
Overall, it was a great two weeks. Not as high mileage as I originally planned, but still nailed that second 20, and I have to be happy with that.