For once, DailyMile and I agree.
I was pretty damn happy with my runs last week and also with my mileage. Thanks to the wonders of DailyMile, I can tell you the last week I ran more than 25 miles was…the week I ran a marathon in October.
Last week was one of my peak weeks, so things didn’t feel all roses and sunshine. They felt HARD. I felt slightly achy, my legs felt exhausted, and I just generally kind of disliked Jess all week, but I’m happy to have gotten such solid workouts in.
Monday: Tempo: Was supposed to be 1.5 warmup, 3 miles @ 8:15 and 1.5 mile cooldown. IT SUCKED. None of the tempo miles got below 8:30 and my legs were exhausted.
Tuesday: Best yoga class ever.
Wednesday: Speedwork with Lululemon Run Club. I ran hard, and it was so, so satisfying.
Thursday: Rest day
Friday: I’d planned on doing my long run on Friday, but I couldn’t get out of bed…so I did 6 instead and planned on my long run for Saturday.
Saturday: 13-miler. All of my devices failed me, my legs were exhausted, but I got it in. The first 6ish with Steph and Jen were fun, but then Jess wanted me to do the last 10K at half-marathon goal pace. I misread the schedule and aimed for the last 10K at 10K pace. My legs were exhausted, though, and I ran much closer to HGP. I originally had zero desire to run 13 miles the day I planned on going to a ball and dancing all night, but my legs ended up being fine while I was dancing.
Sunday: Day after the ball? Definitely planned as a rest day. I ended up feeling fine and could have gotten a workout in…but chose to take advantage of some rest anyway.
Jess is trying to kill me this week–5 mile repeats at an 8:00 pace? Eek. Since I missed a number of workouts in the earlier weeks, we’re not doing a taper, which is totally fine by me, as my body is used to the half distance by now.
How’s your training going? Taper or no taper for halfs?