16 weeks ago I started training.
The weeks ticked by, my mileage increased and my training plan had alterations a number of times. I tried to take everything in each week, knowing how fast this day would be here, but of course it still flew by.
Now we are here at the end of the training cycle with the big day tomorrow.
I had good weeks, I had bad weeks, I was sick, I was tired, I was inspired, I was recharged… but most of all this training cycle I was excited.
831.1 miles later, it’s race time!
Onto my last week of training…
My last team lemon run club pre-Boston! They spoiled me that night and gave me a care package full of my favorite gear and an awesome hand made card. I felt very, very loved. I ran most of the run with Kristin and we chatted away as usual.
5.0 miles/46:05/9:13 avg pace
I met up with Kristin again for a morning run.
6.0 miles/54:48/9:08 avg pace
My last run in the bay before leaving for Boston! Kristin and I ran together again and she brought me the best good luck present ever – a giant cookie! Cookies are carbs right? We had another great run chatting and reminiscing about my road to Boston, since she has been a very big part of it. It was very fun.
5.o miles/56:36/9:26 avg pace
I arrived in Boston! Chris and I ran an easy short loop from our hotel around the Charles River. I love this run.
5.5 miles/50:31/9:11 avg pace
My last run before the marathon! I went out by myself and just ran up Commonwealth to Boston Commons and back. I wore my 2009 CIM shirt (where I qualified) and it was nice to just zone out on my own. My legs felt good and my stuffy head felt better once I was running. It’s pretty crazy that my next run will be the Boston Marathon – ahh!
3.0 miles/27:28/9:09 avg pace
Sunday is about resting, focusing, fueling, and just being excited. It’s almost here!
Total miles for week 16: 24.5
A recap of the last 16 weeks of training:
Week 1: 50.0 miles
Week 2: 51.3 miles
Week 3: 56.0 miles
Week 4: 49.0 miles
Week 5: 55.0 miles
Week 6: 30.3 miles
Week 7: 48.0 miles
Week 8: 56.0 miles
Week 9: 63.5 miles
Week 10: 62.0 miles
Week 11: 62.5 miles
Week 12: 65.0 miles
Week 13: 66.5 miles
Week 14: 54.2 miles
Week 15: 37.4 miles
Week 16: 24.5 miles (pre-marathon)
It’s been a good cycle and I am so excited for the victory lap at the end of it.
1 DAY to go!