Just in case you were thinking that I dropped off the face of the planet, I didn’t. Life just happens. Things have been so busy for me and I just have not made time for my blog. I know there are people way busier than I am that are able to blog regularly, so I am following the busy excuse up with I just haven’t made time for it.
I will be honest, the thought has crossed my mind to quit writing my blog. I feel like I really have not had that much to write about, and does anyone really care about how many miles I run or what my training looks like?
BUT….I really do enjoy blogging. I love connecting with other runners. I love the people I have been able to meet through my blog. I love following the training of other runners, so maybe there are some who enjoy following my training (maybe not, but that is ok). I love being able to encourage someone else through my blog. I have also had some great opportunities because of my blog. To make a long story short, I am not ready to give it up. I just might not be a consistent poster either, but hopefully you will stick with me.
The last couple of weeks have been the last push in my training before the taper. I officially have less than 2 weeks to go!!!!
For the most part my last key workouts have been right on! The only exception was this past Saturdays long run. It was 14 miles at around an 8:00 min pace. My body was just not having it and I decided not to push for it. It ended up being 13.5 miles (I ran out of time so had to end early) at an 8:25 pace.
Here has been what the the end of my training has looked like. I almost didn’t list each workout, but sometimes it helps to see all of someone’s training. Sorry about the long catch up.
This also included a quick road trip to IL for a conference.
Sat 10/17- 16 miles 8:12 pace
Sun 10/18- 8.5 miles 8:14 pace. I usually take off Sunday but we were traveling the next week so I switched it up.
Monday- Off- travel to IL
Tues- 8.3 7:52 pace. I got to do this run with a great friend on a trail…SO fun!!!
Wednesday- 6.5 miles @ 7:55 + 3 miles with a friend. We went nice and slow and talked the whole time…about 10:30 pace
Thursday- 9.25 @ 8:08 pace
Friday- Off- travel back and my daughters last volleyball game
Sat- Last 20 miler!!!! – 7:32 pace. This run was awesome!!! (7:58, 7:47, 7:59, 7:50, 7:33, 7:33, 7:44, 7:46, 7:47, 7:40, 7:36, 7:13, 7:22, 7:23, 7:15, 7:16, 7:18, 7:15, 7:11, 6:59)
Mon 10/26- 8 miles @8:45
Tues- 11 miles @ 8:12
Wed- 7 treadmill miles @ 9 minute pace
Thurs- 3 warm up, 4 speed @ 6:20 pace, 1.5 c/d. I actually ran a 5k PR in this run!!!! 19:39
Fri- 5 @ 8:48
Sat- 13.5 miles @ 8:25. This run was hard!
Mon- 7.5 @ 8:08
Tues 11/3 4.25 @ 8:46
And here we are!!!!! 10 days away!!!!! No more long runs left. Nothing super hard on the schedule. My husband leaves on a mission trip to the Philippines on Thursday so I have been helping him get ready for that. I am excited and nervous at the same time!!!
Here is just a little of our fall pumpkin fun 🙂
Who is loving fall?!!!
If you just ran a race how did it go? Congrats to all who ran NY!!!!!! You are all awesome!
Anyone else in taper mode?