Last week started and finished strong with a great long run and a new 8k PR. I had a few extra recovery days then planned during the week, but all in all felt really good about all of the workouts I got in. Less than two weeks till marathon day!
Here’s the day-by-day breakdown:
Monday: After missing out on my long run over the weekend I put in a great, confidence-boosting 20-miler on the treadmill.
Tuesday: Strength workout – main focus on upper body and core.
Wednesday: Rest Day
Thursday: Unplanned rest day – turned my early alarm off even though I had plans after work.
Friday: I went back to the treadmill for hill repeats. After a mile warm-up I did 6 hill repeats between 3.0 and 4.0 inclines starting at an 8-minute pace and working my way down to a 7:30 pace before cooling down for a mile and wrapping up with a core workout.
Saturday: After 10 easy minutes on the treadmill I put in 30 minutes on the elliptical and a quick core workout followed by lots of stretching so I’d be good to go on Sunday morning.
Sunday: Race day! I crushed my 8k PR with a 38:03 finish at the Acumen Race for a Cause 8k. Full recap coming tomorrow!