Monday 16 mile bike ride. With a short run week I took advantage of the warmer weather and took my bike for a spin. This is my longest ride to date on this bike, and I finally ordered a water bottle cage, tire tubes and a changing kit in case I have a flat so I can start doing longer rides soon!
Tuesday – 4 miles @8:22/mile.
Wednesday – rest day
Thursday – 3 treadmill miles at 9:32/mile. Miles was home sick (AGAIN) so we watched Pocoyo while I finished my LAST training run. I did this run at this pace on purpose so I could get a feel to start the race slow – I am notorious for starting races too quickly and hating the end of it. When I managed to run the 20 miler without feeling completely wiped at the end because we started slow I knew that no matter how I finished, this was key. (It ended up working a little too well – more on that in the race recap to come)
Friday- rest and travel day
Saturday – RACE DAY! By some miracle, despite 10 days of sickness in my house I stayed healthy! 26.2 miles @9:15 pace. Details to follow soon in my race recap!
Total Miles: 33 running, 49 with biking
February 16, 2015 at 9:22 am
Congratulations on finishing MB! I saw your time, I hope that you are injury free and recovering well this week too. Can’t wait to read the full recap.
February 16, 2015 at 9:31 am
Injury free! A little sore but to be expected. Now I’m couch bound with a stupid stomach bug though 😦
February 16, 2015 at 9:34 am
Yikes, feel better soon!
February 17, 2015 at 11:11 am
Can’t wait to read the race recap! Sounds like it went well.
February 17, 2015 at 8:24 pm
Excellent marathon time!! Looking forward to the recap. 🙂