Main things on my mind for Boston
–Check out the race course
-Figure out my race outfit
-Continue getting ART treatment
-Adequate nutrition – focusing on eating enough calories + eating healthy
Week 12 Training
After a long run I take the next day off to rest and recovery, so today was a rest day. The 20 miler on Sunday left me pretty sore. I couldn’t imagine how I would feel if I hadn’t taken a 20 min ice bath!
I have one last midterm on Thursday and then I am free so today was spent studying.
School is my main focus so I took today off to continue studying for my last test before Spring Break.
Thursday: 5 mile run with the hubs
Run details: 5m, 41:45, 8:17/mi
My husband has been my biggest supporter throughout my training. After taking my Biochemistry midterm I felt mentally exhausted, but he pushed me to go on a quick 5 miler with him. He didn’t even run with headphones just so we could talk during the run. He is the best! <3
Friday: Rest + ART appointment
Joey and I watched the sunset at Glider Port in La Jolla.
Saturday: 9 mile run + strength training
Today I wanted to include speed work and weights into my workout. This was a fun workout!!
1m warm up 8:45 (running to the gym)
2 miles @ 1/2 marathon pace 16:08 (7.4mph on treadmill)
2 min Walking Lunges with 25# plate, Squats with 40# KB, push ups
2 miles @ 10k pace 15:03 (8mph on treadmill)
2 min walking Lunges with 25# plate, Squats with 40# KB, push ups
2 miles @ 5k pace 13:29 (9mph on treadmill)
5 mins of core workout
2 mile cool down (1 mile on treadmill and 1 mile running home from the gym)
Sunday: 18 miles
Run details: 18m, 2:37:33, 8:40/mi
This was a tough run because it started at 10am and it was already hot (that’s what I get for sleeping in)! Around mile 15-16 I wanted to stop, I was tired and over it. But, I knew I had to get 18 so I had my husband meet up with me on the last 2 miles. There was also a slight hill on mile 17 and my husband told me that this was how Heartbreak Hill would feel and to think about this moment when I’m running Boston – that helped push me to finish strong!
Total: 32 miles
Pre-run fuel: 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, 1/2 cup oats, 2 tbsp peanut butter, 1 kiwi
SUMMARY OF WEEK 12 TRAINING
Friday: Rest + ART
Saturday: 9m + strength training
Sunday: 18m long run
MY BOSTON TRAINING PLAN
Week 1 Training Plan
Week 2 Training Plan
Week 3 Training Plan
Week 4 Training Plan
Week 5 Training Plan
Week 6 Training Plan
Week 7 Training Plan
Week 8 Training Plan
Week 9 Training Plan
Week 10 Training Plan
Week 11 Training Plan