Hi there! I’m happy to report that I’ve survived yet another marathon. The post-race marathon waddle has set in, with a lot of soreness and achiness in my hips. My calves were the only muscles that really despised being foam-rolled yesterday, and my upper hamstrings are still quite tight. Otherwise, I feel pretty good. My runger hasn’t reached epic proportions, which is sort of unusual, but it might be because I ran at a much slower pace than I have in previous marathons. Anyway, I thought I’d write up a quick weekly training recap before I forget what happened last week.
Tuesday: KP came to check out the new place, then we went for a run at Lake Chabot. We kept it at a conversational pace and took 2 walk breaks, so I was pleasantly surprised when we ran 5 miles averaging 10:18/mile.
Thursday: Out-and-back at Lake Chabot. I took it very easy on the way out and added hill sprints on the way back. 3 miles @ 10:30/mile.
Friday: Shake-out run in Alameda. Easy run with ~5 sets of strides towards the end. My legs felt a little tired and the speed wasn’t quite there, so I wondered if I should’ve tapered more. Oh well, too late!
2.7 miles @ 10:22/mile.
Sunday: Race day! I started off strong, but the hills in the first half drained my legs. I kept a positive attitude, however, and finished with a smile and a feeling of gratitude (and fatigue!). Full recap coming soon!
26.4 miles @ 10:51/mile, race time: 4:46:50
Unofficial results: 558/820 overall, 176/303 F, 27/43 AG
Total for the week: 37.1 miles. Third highest weekly mileage for the cycle. No wonder I was so tired!