Vermont City Marathon Training Week 14
What Was Planned vs. What Happened
Monday 04/18/16: Rest | Rest
At this point in our vacation travels, we were in North Carolina, and Ben’s cousin lives on a really busy road with no shoulder, so I didn’t have any good options for running. We mostly sat around, eating and drinking.
Tuesday 04/19/16: 45 Minute Easy Run | Rest
See Monday, haha.
Wednesday 04/20/16: Rest | 2 Miles Walking at Natural Bridge, VA
You’ll see more about this in my vacation recap, but we took the scenic route through the Shenandoah Valley on our way back up to DC, and stopped at Natural Bridge, VA for a nice nature walk to break up the drive.
Thursday 04/21/16: 45 Minute Moderate Run | 5+ Miles Walking
We did ALL THE WALKING this day. At least 5 miles, probably closer to 10. We also ate ALL THE FOOD.
Friday 04/22/16: 45 Minute Easy Run | 5+ Miles Walking + 5k Race
Another big day of walking and exploring in downtown DC, and then I met up with Nicole to run a 5k race in Crystal City. SO much fun!
Saturday 04/23/16: Rest | Rest
We drove back up to NJ, and spent the day relaxing on the deck with beers in hand, enjoying the sunshine.
Sunday 04/24/16: 18 Miles or Rest | Rest
Coach Suz gave me the option to do my long run Sunday or Monday, and since we were driving home Sunday, I decided to push it back until Monday.
Weekly Mileage: 3.32
Total 2016 Mileage: 269.6
So, yeah, not an ideal week. I truly meant to run more, but when you’re on the go, traveling a lot, it’s hard, especially if you’re in a new/unfamiliar place. It’s time to double down and really commit to these last couple of high mileage weeks before taper. I have to run 18 miles after work tonight (gulp), and I’m doing a group 20 miler with Athleta on Sunday, and then that’s pretty much it. Holy shit.
Have you ever missed a bunch of runs late in training for a race? Did it work out ok?