It’s hard to believe it’s almost October and we really don’t have that many long runs left! Two things made me nervous for the Richmond Marathon this week: 1) being wiped out from the rolling hills during the Zooma Half Marathon (Richmond is a hilly course!) and 2) missing the 17 mile long run. Although I missed the long run, I did run my fastest half marathon yet! I’m thinking this coming week, I will get more squats in (from now on going forward) and also replace Saturday’s 8.5 mile run with a longer run to get in some additional mileage. Then I’ll have another long run (18.5) before a drop back week.
Monday – P90X YogaX
Tuesday – 3 mile jog and Ab Ripper X (plan called for 10:23 pace)
Wednesday – 8.5 mile run fast (plan called for 8:22-8:09)
Thursday – P90X YogaX
Friday – REST
Travel day from DC to Boston and then Cape Cod
Saturday – 13.1 mile run (plan called for 17 mile run at 8:09-7:43 and 9:30-8:37)
I ran the Zooma Women’s Half Marathon in Cape Cod with 3 friends. I figured that a very fast run (on a consistently hilly course) was maybe equivalent to 17 miles at a slower pace. I was exhausted after the race and could not imagine running anymore that day. I PR’ed! Alison and I also came in 2nd and 3rd in our age group!
Sunday – REST
Traveled back to DC from Boston