Mileage for the week of September 12th – September 18th
Total weekly mileage: 49.25
Total September mileage: 138
Total year-to-date (2016) mileage: 1,020.5
9/12 No run/rest day
9/13 44:41 min./5.25 mi./8:31 pace
9/14 33:05 min./4 mi./8:16 pace
9/15 45:15 min./5.5 mi./8:13 pace
9/16 1:14:16 min./8.5 mi./8:44 pace
9/17 41:41 min./5 mi./8:20 pace
9/18 3:01:15 min./21 mi./8:38 pace
Peak week. Even though my mileage was about 20 miles higher the previous week, I ran my longest training run yesterday so I guess I made it to the top of my training plan. There isn’t really much difference this week other than my long run is only going to be 14 miles. I still plan to do one tempo run and a moderately longer (8-10 miles) later in the week. Next week will be a whole other ball game!
As I referenced in my last post, I’m following a three-week taper plan prescribed by Runner’s World. I’m working to keep my protein intake high to repair damaged muscle tissue and increasing my vitamin C intake to help boost my immune system to stay healthy. Sleep and extra rest, whenever possible, are a HUGE priority too.
I officially booked my flight today so reality is starting to set in! Marathon #9 is just 20 days away!