This weekend flew by WAY too fast! There was time only for fun family things on Sunday and I ran out of time before Monday to write down anything that happened!
Saturday morning I ran the Duxbury Half Marathon. My coach had a 14 mile long run on my schedule with 10 of those miles run at goal marathon pace. I wanted scheduled water stops and to practice drinking water without my Camelbak while running at faster paces. I always find it hard to run “race pace” when I’m running at home through my own neighborhoods. I feel like I need the race energy & excitement of it to keep me going at the right pace!
This course was rolling hills- definitely good Boston training! I’m really happy with my 10 middle miles. I was pretty tense on the drive to the start because it was pouring rain and could feel all of my muscles on edge. I had zero time to stretch out before the race and ran to get my number, and cramps nearly made me stay in bed Saturday morning and try to do this run on a dreamdill. 10 middle miles at an avg of 7:19. After my 10 miles were up, I slowed to 7:40/7:45 paces…I could have kept pushing it but I really want to save that for Boston! Still, I wound up being the 6th woman & 2nd in AG with a finishing time of 1:37:01. Not too shabby!
And now, I’m in officially in taper! My coach recommends a 2 week taper vs a 3, and I have to agree with that. I like that I had a long run last weekend that was really speedy. Three days later and my legs feel good and speedy instead of exhausted. And, only 13 more days to go! EEK!!