Race weekend is only single digits away! The mileage is just to maintenance mode and thought is being given to logistics and nutrition. I'm so excited!
Monday: 5 Miles - I decided to do the workout for the day at a nearby park for a very odd reason. On some of my recent long runs, I had planned to do a mile or two through the park by using one of its secondary entrances that I had discovered several months ago. However, for the life of me, I could not remember the street I needed to reach the access point. After this run, I finally figured it out...and it was nowhere near where I thought it was!
Tuesday: Rest Day
Wednesday: 5 Miles - While the end of a training plan is probably not the best time to be experimenting with new techniques, I chose to begin my workout by warming up with a 1 mile jog. In the past, I had always just walked for a bit followed by some dynamic stretching. However, after talking with a friend about her training routines (she's waaaay faster than I am), I made this change in warming up and I'm glad I did. The core of my run felt a little easier thus letting me amp up my pace a bit.
Thursday: 3 Miles - I was a little crunched for time so I planned my workout to finish right at my doorstep. Just like last week's short run, it meant that I completed my run with a half mile uphill. At least doing that builds mental toughness!
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 5 Miles - This final workout for the week capped off what I would consider a very productive training cycle. I spent most of the run evaluating how my body was handling the pace in order to determine if I could meet my goal for the upcoming race. I'm thinking 1:40 may be attainable...
Sunday: Rest Day
A busy week is ahead as things build up to race weekend. Between volunteering at the Expo on Friday, doing a 5K shake-out run on Saturday, and the half on Sunday, I'll definitely be getting my running fix!