Wow, this post is incredibly late! I kept hoping that I would have time to write a more interesting post, but this was just an uninspiring week. Sorry! It was the first week of my taper and my legs were still recovering from running three 20+ mile runs back-to-back weekends.
Tuesday: 3 miles (28 minutes) + ab class
Wednesday: Spin class – 1 hour
Thursday: 6.2 miles (56:40)
Friday: Spin class – 1 hour
A guy in my class is a marathon runner (he qualified for Boston, but wasn’t able to run it because it filled up so quickly). He said that I should lay off spin class until after the marathon so I can totally rest my legs. Assuming I take the week following the marathon off from spin class, that means no spin for three weeks. 😦
Saturday: 10 miles (1:36)
This run was just OK – not bad, but not great. My legs were still sore from Sunday’s 21 mile run, but they didn’t feel terrible. I ran from my house, to the waterfront, to the Magnolia bridge and back.
I had two gift cards to REI that I wanted to use to buy a new shirt to wear for the marathon. I ended up buying new Asics shorts and tank top (they match and have pockets!) to wear for the marathon. I just hope that it isn’t too cold to wear my tank top. Is it dorky if I spray tan before the run? Being tan makes me feel better about myself, which may help me feel a little better when I’m dying at mile 23…
Total: 19.2 miles
Cross training: 2.5 hours