Well we all know how the marathon turned out, but what happened in the week leading up to it? I actually did taper a little and just did easy runs at the end of the week. It coincided well with a busy work/life schedule so I used the taper to my advantage, BUT the busy work/life schedule definitely got in the way of my energy come Sunday.
After an AMAZING but tiring weekend at Page’s wedding (which I still haven’t unpacked from), a rest day was definitely needed. My legs were sore from all the dancing!
team lemon run club day! I ran 2 miles before, then met up with the group for another 5. Love these days as always. I took my new pretty running shoes on their first run! I always get new shoes a couple weeks before the marathon, but hadn’t had time in the last couple weeks (another head not in the game sign?). I didn’t end up wearing these shoes for the race and wore the ones I had been training in.
7.0 miles/1:01:23/8:46 avg pace
I met up with Kristin for an early morning run! We told ourselves this was the last run that we could see with an 8 at the front of average pace. The rest of the week needed to be easy!
8.0 miles/1:10:55/8:51 avg pace
I really needed sleep Thursday morning so after work I met up with my friend I met through the SFM training program which I was so excited about since she was running her first marathon that weekend! I ran 2 miles before, then 4 with her and we showed up completely matching. These outfits were NOT planned and it was hilarious. (Review to come on my new awesome Zensah tank!)
6.0 miles/55:30/9:15 avg pace
Friday morning Kristin and I met up with Tara which was so fun and like old times! We caught up on our lives and the miles flew by.
4.0 miles/39:01/9:45 avg pace
I was up early again and back in San Francisco for the lululemon shake out run with so many fun runners! I didn’t wear my Garmin for this one so no pace, but it was easy!
Then we had a blogger breakfast/social hour.
Then I worked the expo! Busy day.
San Francisco Marathon! Tough morning with a lot of lessons learned but I am happy with the results with everything that was going on that weekend. I shouldn’t have expected anything more and other than being tired and a tiny bit sore, I am feeling good! I have no regrets and am taking all the lessons I have learned and applying them to the future. Sometimes a reality check is a necessary thing.
26.5 miles/4:06:57/9:18 avg pace
Totals for week 12: 53.5 miles
This week is all about playing the schedule by ear and seeing how I feel. I want to make sure I am recovered from the extra long hilly training run I did before I jump into the core of Portland training so I don’t have another slump like after Big Sur. I am so excited to have that race in my field of vision now!
10 weeks until PDX!