Saturday, April 09, 2011

Apr 4-10 (Rotterdam Marathon Race Week)

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).


Thomas said...

All the best for Rotterdam!

Read/Write/Run said...

Hey Wayne,

Nice race in Rotterdam. What a very good time, especially since you got that side stitch around 17 miles. I'm betting you'll get under that 2:30 in the not-too-distance-future.


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Read/Write/Run said...

See you haven't been updating your blog. Hope things are going okay and you're just busy. I was looking forward to reading your whole report on Rotterdam.