Yes, even though it’s now Friday, I’m still going to do a wrap up of the previous week. I need to rely on my notes for anything that happened before I left for New York, though.
I’ll save any comments about how I feel physically post-marathon for either the race report or next week’s wrap-up.
Weight Check: For my official weigh-in, I’m gonna go with Friday morning, pre-run, and that’s 159.9, unchanged from my last official weigh-in. I got down to 159.3 after my Friday run, so I’m going with that as my Race Weight.
I didn’t take good notes on my eating. I think I limited myself to one can of Mountain Dew each day I was in the office (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday), not many snacks, and one beer on Wednesday night and Thursday night. So, not too bad.
|Tuesday||1.5 mile warm up, 3 x 1 mile at Marathon Pace (11:00/mile) with 1:30 recovery, 1.5 mile cool down||6.31|
|Sunday||2016 New York City Marathon||26.2|
Total: 44.65 miles
My notes for Monday just say nice weather (it was 55) and my legs felt OK, so I have no idea why I ended up with .02.
Tuesday was my last workout run for a while, but at least it wasn’t too complicated. The weather was crappy (63 and humid in November?!?), but I don’t think it affected me too much. My splits on the intervals were 10:46, 10:27, and 10:14, and my legs felt OK.
Thursday my legs felt fine. I had been doing my 4 mile runs on the treadmill, but for reasons that I don’t remember, I actually did this one outdoors. I made the comment that the weather was pretty close to what I’d see in New York City, and I was pretty close.
Friday was my last run, and as I expected, I had to make it a 5K. Not a great run, not great conditions (62 and humid), but I got through, and officially ended my training program.
Sunday was The Big One. 5:28:01. More details to come in my Race Report. Early next week, maybe? It’s not a PR, but I’m OK with it. I’m still going back to run it again and get a PR, though.
For whatever you want to call the week of November 7 (Normally I’d call it next week, but it’s now Friday, so…?), my plan was to rest until Thursday (which I did), then go out again on Saturday, and ideally end up with at least 10 miles so I can stay in double digits.
I’ll be back with another weekly wrap-up in, uh, 2 days.