Sunday, September 13, 2009

One week to go

My legs and body always seem to feel sluggish at some point during marathon taper.  I imagine that this is normal due to the significant decrease in mileage after weeks and months of hard training.  On Friday's tempo interval workout I felt pretty good.  However, in today's 13-mile run with my friend Jurgen, I never felt comfortable and interested in the run.  I'll call it a case of marathon taper syndrome. 

7-13 September

Mon: 6M @ 7:18 pace
Tues: AM - 4M including APFT 2M in 10:32; PM - 6M easy with no timing
Wed: 6.2M @ 7:14 pace
Thur: 6M @ 7:02 pace
Fri: 10M including 3 x 2K w/ 400 rec + 3 x 200 w/ 200 rec; (2K: 6:50, 6:39, 6:34; 200m: 33, 34, 34)
Sat: 6M @ 6:57 pace
Sun: 13M @ 6:39 pace
Weekly Total: 57.2 miles


Mark said...

just stay positive, "PMA"

Dusty said...

Good luck!!! You know you are ready - just shaking off jitters.. you will do awesome. Can't wait to read the race report.

Go do it! You know you can!!

Michael said...

At least you have that experience to draw from. You'll come around, and on race day you'll be laughing. After reviewing your training it looks like you're in for a good one.

todaresq said...

Good luck with your upcoming race! You know you've done all you can, now it's time to put all that planning into action.

Wayne said...

thanks for the comments guys.