Hello from Runner’s World Headquarters!
It’s been a gorgeous weekend. I love spending time here – but I’ll save the details for another post.
For now, I’m thrilled to have wrapped up my last big week of training with everything feeling good plus some really confidence boosting runs.
Monday : 10 miles in 8:02 ave (276 elevation) – I tried to work in a few rolling hills and probably ran it faster than I should have, but I was feeling strong!
Wednesday: 10 total with 8 x 800m (3:07- 3:11, or 6:15-6:20 paces) and 400m jogs between … still feeling strong!
Thursday: 30 minute pool run
Friday: 6.5 easy around Bethlehem, PA
Saturday: 21! Broken down like this: 3 easy miles (8:15), Runner’s World 5k (22 something or about 7:15 pace), 6 easy (7:50s), Runner’s World 10k (45:00 or 7:15 ave) and 2 cool down (7:45)
That’s the fastest 20 miles I’ve ever run… even on the easy segments, my legs just wanted to go! I think it’s the lower humidity, finally. I’m thrilled to have such a confidence boosting run but nervous too. I rarely have more than1- 2 strong runs in a week where my legs feel this good, so I hope it continues all the way through to race day!
Sunday: 4 recovery miles
On the meal plan…
I’ve not had any time to think about it yet! It’s another mild weather week so maybe we will do some grilling.
I’m also overseeing the book fair this week so it’s going to be a busy week, but it’s always fun. I kind of like being known at school as the ‘book fair lady’ !
Have you ever run the Runner’s World Festival races or been to Bethlehem PA?
Are you still using your grill for dinners?