finished off this peak week with 80 miles! woohoo!!
and 4 workouts:
Monday-16 progressive (last mile 6:35)
Wednesday- 10 x 800s
Friday - 20 x 200's
Sunday - 22 on Hilly course!
I feel amazing and super stoked for whats to come. Everything still feels so surreal! I have one more week before I start my 2wk taper. I feel strong, confident and ready to rock Boston.
I am no longer afraid of this course and after running a very hill course yesterday with 1000 ft of elevation gain and loss, I feel even more confident. Boston has more downhill than it does uphill:)
I have a great sense of peace within me about this marathon...I can't quite explain it but it feels really good. I just know it's going to be one of the BEST experiences of my LIFE!
Amanda and I rocked this run yesterday. Keep in mind, we are not trying to run it fast..We do our long runs at easy pace..we kept even effort on the uphills and let the downhills take us where they would:)
We kept reminding each other of our mantras, as if we were practicing for the big day:)
Amanda likes 'Find your strong'
and I like 'I run this body'!
I think I got that from Mile Posts and it just stuck with me. That is something I can see myself yelling at myself those last 6 miles...." I RUN THIS BODY!!!" ...I don't care if you're tired and want to quit! IIIII run this body! I tell you to run FAST and you run FAST! I tell you to keep going, you KEEP going! Mantras are SOOO Important! I hope you have yours ready to go Boston Girls!! (?)
Our overall pace was 8:00min flat! we felt SUPER about this!
our last 7 miles were all between 7:30 and 7:44 except one 7:59 and our last mile was 7:13:) we were just trying to hit close to marathon pace or a bit faster. I was amazed that these 7:30-7:44 paces didn't feel like that...this gives me confidence that I will be able to hit that 7:20-7:25 pace for Boston!
We felt so good about this run!, as you can see...... yes we are DORKS!
Amanda in her Ice bath....wait til you see the video of this ! freaking HILARIOUS! I just need to figure out how to upload it to Youtube!
I am looking forward to meeting some of you in Boston!
see you SOOOOOOON!!!