Hi Friends! I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Monday. It’s sunny and nice here today and it just feels like a positive day. Let’s hope it stays that way- it’s a full moon and in my industry the crazies tend to come out. So bizarre. If anyone knows why a full moon turns normal people nutty let me know.
With 2 weeks until the Carlsbad Marathon taper is leading to the usual aches and pains. I have been diligently sticking to the Run Less Run Faster plan and I do feel better than I did before the Vegas Marathon. Remember when I could barely muster a 16 mile run during that taper? This time around I feel much better on the reduced distance long runs. I sure hope it’s a good thing!
So on tap this week we have:
- Tempo Run: 2 mi @ easy, 3 mi @ 7:23, 1 mi @ easy
- Speed: 20 min w/u, 5×1000 @ 4:09 (1:30RI), 10 min C/D
- Long Run: 10 mi @ 8:12
- Optional 4th run @ easy pace
I did my tempo run this morning at it went better than planned. You can check it out HERE on the Daily Mile. Or if you are like me and are too lazy to go to another website here it is: 2 mi @ easy, mi 3 7:24, mi 4 7:24, mi 5 7:19, 1 mi @ easy. Total time was 47:25. BOOM, tempo run done.
I am up in the air about the optional 4th run. I am going to do rowing/spinning on my off days so I may just stick with 3 runs this week. Plus one week after Carlsbad I have the Tinkerbell Half Marathon. I better get my costume together stat!
Is anyone running Carlsbad or Tink?