St. Jude Marathon Training: Week 15

Planned                                           Actual

Monday:  Rest                                 Monday:  Rest
Tuesday:  5                                      Tuesday:  5 @ 9:20 (No, that is NOT a typo!)
Wednesday:  5                                 Wednesday:  Got my hur did
Thursday:  5                                     Thursday:  5.1 @ 11:21 (1% incline)
Friday:  Rest                                     Friday:  Rest
Saturday:  20                                    Saturday:  Rest
Sunday:  Cross-train                        Sunday: 20 @ 11:26
Total:  35 miles                                 Total:  30.21 miles

I don’t know what the hell got into me on Tuesday.  I just felt like runnin’.  (Tell the truth, you read that in Forrest Gump’s voice, didn’t you?)  Considering that I had just run 19 miles two days before, I was SHOCKED that my legs felt that awesome.  Splits were 9:26, 9:27, 9:30, 9:08, 9:08.  What?!

Wednesday I didn’t run because I was busy getting beautified after work.

Thursday was a slow, easy 5.1 on the treadmill.  I set the speed to 5.3, the incline to 1.0, the TV to Big Bang Theory, and just ran.

I had planned on making up Wednesday’s missed mileage on Friday, but when I got off work Friday evening, I was just beat.  Plain and simple.  Exhausted.  Not an ounce of energy left in me, and knowing that I had to get up early the next morning and do it all over again, I bailed.  Friday night was a pizza/ass planted on couch night.  Saturday was no more productive.  I briefly considered running my missed 5 miles on Saturday but then thought better of it knowing that I had 20 coming up the next day.

Ugh… the 20-miler… The story of Sunday’s 20-miler is here.

So I guess it’s all downhill from here.  I honestly don’t know how I feel about that.  My training is basically done, but I don’t feel like I’m trained well enough.  Sure, I’ll survive the 26.2 miles, but I’ve already done that once.  I don’t want to just survive it again.  I have a time goal this time, and I’m worried that I’m not well enough trained to meet that goal.  I guess we’ll find out soon enough…  for now, IT’S TAPER TIME!

6 thoughts on “St. Jude Marathon Training: Week 15

  1. OMG. I'm getting pissed. This is the third time I've typed the same comment. Grrr!!! Anyway…

    I feel the EXACT same way about my training. I guess I feel ready, but not as ready as I'd like to feel. I'm not looking to just finish. Been there. Done that. What's your time goal? I know I'll have one. I'm just not sure what it is yet.


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