This is it! Hard to believe that the race is this Sunday. This SUNDAY!!!
The last week of training was up and down. I had to do some re-arranging of my schedule as I had to take a work trip on Wednesday and wasn't able to run.
I am definitely in the taper period now - I had mystery pains all week during my runs. In weird places that had not hurt all training cycle. I know it's the taper, but it definitely messes with your head.
However, my last long run on Saturday could not have gone better. My legs were a little tight for the first 2 miles, but then loosened up. My last two miles at race pace felt great.
Scheduled: 5 miles easy pace
Actual: 3.0 mi, 30:01, 10:00 pace
Was still in Disney and had to cut it short due to time constraints.
Scheduled: Speedwork - 4 miles tempo (8:00-8:05 pace), plus warmup and cooldown
Actual: 6.06 mi total
Paces: 8:23, 7:56, 7:55, 7:56
First mile wasn't great, but the final 3 miles were right on pace.
Scheduled: 10 miles - 8 miles easy, last 2 miles @ goal race pace (8:23-8:35)
Actual: 10.0 mi, 1:32:14, 9:13 average pace
Paces (last 2 miles): 8:18, 8:22
Scheduled: 4 miles easy pace
Actual: 4.05 mi, 38:11, 9:26 pace
Total miles: 23.11
Total November miles: 52.27
Cross Training: 0/4