St. Jude Marathon Training: Week 17

Planned                                           Actual

Monday:  Rest                                 Monday:  Rest
Tuesday:  4                                      Tuesday:  Rest
Wednesday:  3                                 Wednesday:  4.5 @ 11.02
Thursday:  4                                     Thursday:  Eating this much really should qualify as x-training
Friday:  Rest                                     Friday: 3 @ 9:46
Saturday:  8                                     Saturday:  8 @ 9:48 + 0.7 @ 10:53
Sunday:  Cross-train                        Sunday:  4 @ 11:18
Total:  19 miles                                 Total:  20.2 miles

Ah, so this is what a taper done correctly feels like!  To be as tired as I was just a week and a half, two weeks ago, I’ve got energy to burn now.  I mean just look at that 8 miler!  That was a sweet note to end a training cycle on.  I was just cruising and I felt like I could have gone all day.  HUUUUUUUUGE difference from two years ago when I was training for Vegas.  Just out of curiosity, I looked back in my log to see how my last long run was back then.  It was 9 miles at an 11:12 pace, and in the notes I mentioned that I felt tired and heavy.  (And as a side note, I was four pounds heavier.)  While I still don’t feel like I’m ready, I’m a hell of a lot more prepared than I was two years ago!

So now we’re entering the final countdown.  This week will only be three runs of 3, 2, and 2 miles.  There’s no point in even talking about that, so this will be my final St. Jude Marathon Training recap post.   Six more sleeps until Race Day!!!!  Does this look like the face of someone ready to run a marathon???  Let’s hope so!

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7 thoughts on “St. Jude Marathon Training: Week 17

  1. taper time……enjoy the last week before the big parade! Pam, you've put in the time and effort….now it's almost time to celebrate! Can't wait to read all about it….and like Michelle says…YOU GOT THIS!

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