Footprints: Monday Morning Recap

Sorry this is so late. I’m in Chicago for work this week, so I’m only blogging when I get the chance. I ran 16.8 total miles last week in another lackluster training week. A tough training week seems pretty trivial in light of last week’s events in Boston though. As I enter my taper week and get ready to race on Sunday I hope that the strong foundation I built in the earlier weeks of training will be enough to carry me through. No matter what happens next Sunday, there is one thing I know for sure. I will run my heart out and leave everything on the course. I’ll run for Boston. I’ll run for everyone that has supported me through my training. I’ll do it to prove to myself that I can always be better. And, I’ll run my heart out because that’s just what runners do on race day, and no terrorist will ever change that.

Here’s the day by day training breakdown…

Monday: Spin Class. I had a personal training session in the AM, so I couldn’t make my usual morning class and went after work instead. I was fighting back tears before class started after following the news out of Boston all afternoon and almost skipped the class, but was really glad I went.

Tuesday: Rest Day.

Wednesday: Interval workout on the treadmill. One mile warm up followed by 6x800m repeats at a sub-7 minute pace for a total of 4 miles.

Thursday: 50 minutes on the elliptical.

Friday: Rest Day. Work got crazy today and I ran out of energy to get myself to the gym by Friday night. Good reason to make sure I get my runs in first thing in the morning.

Saturday: 12.8 miles. I needed this. More to come in a later post, but the DC Capital Striders put together a great Run For Boston group run out of Dupont Circle.

Sunday: Another unplanned rest day after traveling to Chicago and sitting though 6 hours of meetings. I didnt have it in me to get in my 3 miler after our staff dinner, so I put it off till Monday morning when I discovered we have a super awesome hotel gym!


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