Vermont City Marathon Training Week 18
What Was Planned vs. What Happened
Monday 05/16/16: Rest | Rest
As I shared in last week’s Manic Monday post, I was feeling stressed and anxious, so I made it a point to just relax. My friend Emily had shoulder surgery a few weeks ago, so I went to visit her and played with her daughter while her husband made dinner.
Tuesday 05/17/16: 40 Minute Easy Run | 41 Minutes @ 10:16 Pace
I had a delightful runch with zero foot pain. Yay!
Wednesday 05/18/16: Hot Yoga | Hot Yoga
Still loving it. Before each class, the instructor asks if we have areas we’d like to work on, and I said hips, so we did lots of hip openers and I felt great!
Thursday 05/19/16: 50 Minute Progression Run | Sh’Bam
You may remember me talking about Sh’Bam before. It’s a cardio dance class sort of like Zumba, and my friend Brad is an instructor. This was a special class to celebrate a friend’s birthday. I was originally going to run at lunch as well, but I had to use my break time to go to the dentist instead.
Friday 05/20/16: Rest/Strength | Rest
Ben and I had a nice, relaxing evening at home, and I went to bed early because I knew I had to get up to meet my running group at Athleta in the morning.
Saturday 05/21/16: 40 Minute Easy Run | 4.75 Miles @ 10:20 Pace
I’m pretty sure the mileage and pace is a bit off, because my Garmin didn’t have a satellite before we started, but I think that’s approximately right. It was a much more easy run than these Athleta runs have been previously, which was nice.
Sunday 05/22/16: 10 Miles | 10 Miles at 11:01 Pace
Coach Suz instructed me to use 4:1 intervals for this final long run, just to make sure my foot was ok. AND IT WAS! I think the intervals were a little too short for me, because I had a hard time settling into a pace, but it was worth it to have my first pain-free long run in… 3 weeks? 4 weeks? It was just the confidence boost I needed. Especially when I saw this:
Weekly Mileage: 18.75
Total 2016 Mileage: 359.8
And just like that, it’s race week. Holy crap.