Vermont City Marathon Training Week 19
What Was Planned vs What Happened
Monday 05/23/16: Rest | Rest
After a quick dinner at home, I went to a bra fitting party with a bunch of girlfriends. It was super fun, and I was still home and in bed by 10:30.
Tuesday 05/24/16: 40 Minute Easy Run | 4 Miles @ 10:28 Pace
It was pretty warm out, which was uncomfortable, but I just tried to look at it as a good preview of race day. It’s supposed to be quite hot and humid. Yuck! After the run I stretched out really well, then foam rolled and did some hip exercises.
Wednesday 05/25/16: Hot Yoga | Hot Yoga
Other than overdoing it a bit on some quad stuff, it was a good class.
Thursday 05/26/16: 50 Minute Progression Run | 40 Min Progression Run
I was short on time because I had to run on my lunch break, so I only did 40 minutes. I had great negative splits and felt pretty good.
Friday 05/27/16: Rest| Rest
I had a ladies’ night out with some friends, and then was home and in bed by 10:30.
Saturday 05/28/16: 2 Miles Easy + Yoga | 2 Miles + 45 Min Yoga
This was my final run with Athleta, and then they sponsored a 45 minute Yoga for Runners class when we got back to the store. It was fun meeting a bunch of VCM runners and getting a good stretch. Then I basically sat on my butt, carb-loading and binge-watching Gilmore Girls for the rest of the day.
Sunday 05/29/16: Vermont City Marathon | Vermont City Marathon DNF
Those of you who follow me on social media know by now that VCM was cancelled due to black flag conditions at the 4 hour mark. I was at mile 19 and knew I couldn’t finish without water stations, so I bussed it back to the start. Obviously I’ve got a lot of conflicted feelings going on, but you’ll have to wait for my recap for that mess.
Have you ever had a race cancelled while you were still out on the course?