It’s NYC marathon day- and the excitement is high around here. Most of the local running stores offer buses into the city for the race, and my tracker is full of runners I’ll be following, including 4 of my own athletes running today!
It’s also a rest day for me, so I’ll be cheering and resting up my legs as I count down 6 more days to Richmond.
Training recap last week:
Monday : 8.3 run with 5 x 20 second strides
Tuesday: 45 minute pool run + upper body strength
Wednesday: 10 miles with 2×2 at hmp and 3×1 at fast tempo (warm up 2 miles, then (6:55, 6:53) 2 minute rest (6:55, 6:42) 2 minute rest (6:36, 6:41, 6:36 each with 1 minute rest) and a cool down mile.
This was one of those confidence boosting runs. It was a nice cool morning and I felt stronger at the end than the beginning! Fingers crossed that we have similar weather on race day. Somewhere in the 40’s would be perfect.
Thursday: 45 minute hilly walk + some leg work (lunges, squats + core)
Friday: 5 easy (10:00, 9:05, 8:55, 8:30, 8:20)
Saturday: 8 aerobic (7:48 ave)
Sunday: (today) rest
Its hard to believe race week is here. I’m equally excited and a bit terrified that my training cycle was too short, but I’m excited to give it what I have and soak up the day! I’ll share more goals mid week before we leave.
On the meal plan…
A few recipes we plan to make this week:
- Sloppy Joes
- Potato crust frittata
- Spaghetti squash + meatballs
- Homemade pizza to kick start carb loading before we leave on Thursday!
My sister lives near Richmond so we’re excited to spend the weekend with cousins, hit the Expo Friday, race Saturday and then get lunch and hang out in Richmond a bit. I’m excited!!
Are you watching the NYC marathon today and tracking runners?
Any advice for confidence boosters this final week after such a short training cycle?