May 13, 2013

Marathon Training: Week 10 (Taper Time)

This week was a tough one because of the hot weather here in Southern California. When I say hot I am talking 90-104 degrees which can really mess with your running schedule. Not to mention that it was also Mother's Day this weekend so I had to juggle things around this week to squeeze my workouts in.

I did not have a bad week even though I missed one run. My long run is the most important run for my training. I know that I cannot miss it so this week was all about getting that last long run in.  

Here is a recap of Week 10:

Run #1: 5 Miles@9:02. I was actually sore from walking the half marathon last week so I decided that I was going to rest until the pain was completely gone in my rear end! It was not worth pushing myself and taking a chance at this point in my training. I am getting a little smarter in my old age!

Run #2: DID NOT HAPPEN! It was too hot outside and I was lacking energy. Do you want to hear anymore excuses?
Run #322 Miles @8:40. The pace might look decent for 22 miles but it was actually not such a great idea. The temperature was predicted to be at 93 degrees and I was afraid of getting caught it in the heat. I pushed myself way too hard to hurry and finish but ended up being completely out of gas at the end. It was warm out there and if it had been race day, it would not have been pretty because I don't think I could have gone much further! I was glad that I got it done but not so happy with the way it was executed. My calves are a little sore but I have been icing them and foam rolling and that is helping.

Total Miles: 27 

Now it is time to taper! It is going to be another tough week since the temperatures are going to continue into the 90's and my gym is closed for renovation. There is another gym that is close to me but it is not a very nice facility so I am not too excited about going there. My longest run this week will be 10 miles and then it's race week! I am nervous as ever and I am still convincing myself that those last 6.2 miles are when the race really starts!

12 comments:

  1. That's an AWESOME 22-miler! Seriously - rockstar. :) Great week!

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  2. Amazing times, despite the heat. You've got this.
    Well done, Sandy!!

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  3. Oh man that kind of heat is tough! I think I might be on the mill or out pre-dawn in that. All the best with the taper and the race!

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  4. Heat is so hard to gut through, but great job!! And great job listening to your body to not injure yourself. Very smart move that will get you to the Start Line :)

    Enjoy the taper!

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  5. Wow! Nice job with your paces and mileage!!!!

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  6. Woohoo! That's a great long run, and a great time, well done. Enjoy your taper, you are so close!!

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  7. Amazing 22 miler!! WOW!! Great job!!!

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  8. Nice week especially with the hot temps!

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  9. What a fast 22 miler! Here's wishing you the best at your marathon!

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    1. Thank You Tina. I just commented on your blog about how we will be running on the same day! Have a great race!

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  10. Holy Summer temps! That is hot! I do not run well in the hot weather! good job girl!

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    1. Thank you Missy. I avoid the heat whenever possible! The weather can make or break my race day!

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