Week 18 Tapering: 6/18 – 6/24

20 Jun

I am doing this training recap early because this morning, I went on my last training run!

Marathon training is officially over. All that’s left now is to run the actual race. 😉

My runs this week were just like last week’s – slow, recovery pace. My massage Monday seems to have helped my tight muscles ever so slightly but they’re still begging for lots and lots of stretching.

Anyway… here’s what has happened so far this week.

Monday: 3 mile recovery run (37:20; 12:06/mile)

Tuesday: 2 mile recovery run (~12:15/mile)

Wednesday: 4 mile recovery run (49:30; 12:22/mile)

On today’s run, the first 3 miles I ran were around a 12:50 pace. Then the last mile, I ran in 10:59, just to remind myself that I can run faster.

Running Miles = 9

Here’s what the rest of the week will look like:

Thursday: Rest (to finish packing!)

Friday: Traveling

Saturday: Mayor’s Marathon – 26.2 miles!

Sunday: ??

………………….

Like any other athlete before a race, I’ve been checking the weather for race day everyday. So far, it’s looking like the perfect day:

Apparently, 69* is hot for Anchorage. But for Denver, it’s downright chilly (what with all the upper 90s we’ve been having lately. I’m not complaining though – dry heat is nothing like humid heat!) And I love that sunrise in Anchorage is at 4:21 – no getting up when it’s still dark outside for this race! The race starts at 8:00 so I figure I could get up around 5:30 or 6:00, get to the race site around 7:00 and be good to go.

T-3 days!

4 Responses to “Week 18 Tapering: 6/18 – 6/24”

  1. jenm83 June 20, 2012 at 4:25 pm #

    Good luck and have fun!!

  2. Mel June 20, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

    Good luck, good luck, good luck!

    If the massage helped, do you use a foam roller? If not, girl go get you one.

  3. Heidi Nicole June 20, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    Looks like good weather! And I second the foam roller suggestion, or even a rolling pin will do the trick in a pinch!

  4. specialkkluthe June 21, 2012 at 9:01 am #

    Thanks ladies!

    @Mel & Heidi – I do have a foam roller but wearing my compression shorts to bed has been the biggest help.

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