Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Countdown to Ogden: RACE WEEK!

It's race week!!

Ogden Marathon training, week 12 -- race week!

Monday:
Goal: 7 mi. easy w/ 2 mi. @ 8:00
Actual: 7.05 @ 8:17

Perfect. I started out this run on an unusually warm SF morning, and when it was time to hit some pace miles, my legs tuned right in. I used a downhill to my advantage during the second pace mile, but overall the effort felt about equal to my marathon goal pace: 8:44, 8:31, 8:36, 8:42, 7:52, 7:38, 8:04

Tuesday:
Goal: 6 mi. @ 9:00+
Actual: 6.02 mi. @ 8:37

Not much to this. Tested out my race-day outfit in a run through Golden Gate Park.

Wednesday:
Goal: 4 mi. easy w/ 6 x 100m pick ups
Actual: 4.2 mi. @ 8:21

I ended this run savoring San Francisco's summer fog because it looks like it's going to be HOT in Ogden this weekend. Oy.

I am taking Thursday and Friday off to rest my legs some more and get myself up to Ogden, and then Saturday morning is the marathon!
When all is said and done, I'll have somewhere around 43.6 miles of running this week & will (hopefully) have completed my 7th marathon. Next you'll be hearing from me, I will do my best to have a thoughtful race report for you with a bunch of stuff I learned this training cycle. Enjoy the rest of your week & thanks for cheering on my boring-ass training! ;)

12 comments:

  1. Aaaahh it's finally here and you're going to KILL IT!!!

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  2. so very excited for you!!!!!

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  3. Good luck this weekend! Wow 7 marathons! That's awesome.

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  4. Enjoy your reward for all your hard work!!!

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  5. 7 marathons is very impressive! I have loved following your training for Ogden. It has been fun to read about your progression and excitement. Rest up and good luck. I will be thinking about you on Saturday and sending speedy vibes your way!

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  6. All the best Alyssa! You will do well and be great.

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  7. Woo-hoo! It's finally here! Have a great time. You are well-prepared and will do great. Will look forward to the report!

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  8. Good luck, you will do great!

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  9. GET IT GURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRL!

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  10. race week? already? how did this happen???

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  11. Good luck tomorrow! Woo hoo!!

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