Monday, December 23, 2013

Training recap week of 12/16 (Dopey Week 15)

Holy cow - how is it week 15 already?  This week marks the last week of intense training and we are now moving into the taper phase.  I can't believe the race is so close - in less than 3 weeks, this will all be over!  Eeek!

This week marked my farthest runs to date and my most back to back ever.  I won't lie - 20 was rough. I can't believe I am going to have run 6 more miles still in 2 weeks.  Ahhh!

The 20 miler didn't start well.  First of all, it felt incredibly weird to be running in shorts and a t-shirts 3 days before Christmas.  It was 60!  I had trouble settling into a good pace.  This one was also a mental struggle.  I just struggled.  Luckily, I ran into an old triathlon friend around 14.5 and she stayed with me for the next 2 miles.  It was a huge help!  She helped me keep the pace up and pushed me up cat hill.  She kept me moving through the last miles.  So glad I ran into her!

Scheduled: Rest or Cross Training
Actual: Rest

Scheduled: 5 miles easy pace (10:09 - 11:09)
Actual: 5.00 miles, 51:38, 10:21 pace

Scheduled: Rest
Actual: Rest

Scheduled: 2.5 miles easy pace (10:09 - 11:09)
Actual: 2.5 miles, 26:30, 10:32 pace

Scheduled: 5 miles easy pace (10:09 - 11:09)
Actual: 5.00 miles, 50:27, 10:05 pace

Scheduled: 10 miles long run pace (9:54 - 10:29)
Actual: 10.00 miles, 1:39:42, 9:58 pace

Scheduled: 20 miles long run pace (9:54 - 10:29)
Actual: 20.00 miles, 3:18:53, 9:56 pace

Total miles: 42.50
Total December miles: 120.29

Something is seriously wrong with this picture occurring in December!

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