Mon: AM - 2.5M very easy; PM - 7.5M easy (10M tot)
Tue: 7M easy
Wed: 10M including 4 x 1000 cruise intervals (3:10, 3:09, 3:07, 3:05) + 3 x 200 (30, 30, 30)
Thu: 8M easy
Fri: 5M easy
Sat: 4M very easy
Sun: Rotterdam Marathon - 2:35:26
Weekly Total: 44 miles pre-race
The main goal for the 2nd and final peaking week was to freshen up the legs for raceday. It wasn't a good start as the body and legs just didn't feel like running and I had almost no motivation to run on Tuesday. I think the cold, rainy and windy conditions had to do with the miserable feeling. Luckily, Wednesday was a complete turnaround. I did my last tune-up workout, cruise intervals of 4 x 1000 plus 3 x 200. My legs felt amazingly good and light. Each 1K (3:10, 3:09, 3:07, 3:05) was faster than the previous. The feeling and result of the workout is exactly what I needed to boost my confidence for Sunday. The rest of the week was all very easy running until raceday.
Update: Ran 2:35:26 for 67th place overall. I'm really bummed about my run, because I was feeling great and running well until about 25K when I encountered a side-stitch. The stitch stayed with me for the rest of the race. My next post will be the Rotterdam Race Report (my apology for taking my time).