Tomorrow I am a month out from the marathon. I plan on tapering after next Sunday's half. I know I've already had a couple of running updates this week so I won't wax on and on. I don't want to bore Lala or Meme too much.
Sunday: 7 mi--recovery run
Monday: 10k--speed workout
Tuesday: 7mi--speed workout
Wednesday: 6mi easy
Thursday: 21 mi
Friday: cross train day: elliptical 35 minutes, upper body weights, mile and half walk with the kids and Lola.
Saturday: 11mi at an 8:35 pace. First half going out was really hilly--more up than down so I ran a negative split just by default. Garmin was acting crazy so I have no splits to prove it. I kept losing my signal and when I'd have it the pace seemed off (I ended up using this site to map the run and figured out my pace here). At one point Garmin said I was doing a 4:20 pace. I was running pretty fast as it was a flat area and the middle part of my run but 4:20 pace it was not.
Anyway, it was a good run. Everything felt great. The weather was very nice. It was around 50 degrees so I wore my skirt and a singlet. I passed tons of cyclists today--all very bundled up. One of them yelled out and asked if I was from Minnesota. While I wasn't exactly hot I certainly wasn't cold. I guess he must never get off his bike otherwise he would have known you get much warmer running. At any rate I was way under dressed compared to everyone else I saw--runners, walkers, cyclists etc. I only saw one guy out there today who was in shorts. I don't know, after all those weeks of battling the below freezing temps 50 felt damn near tropical to me. I sure hope the heat wave continues or at the very least it is this nice for my upcoming races. Though 50 for the marathon will be a little warm. I'll take it though over the cold and the rain.
Total miles: 58
PS. Thanks Lala and Pop for taking the kids and Lola on a hike today so I could run.