1. I planned to start breaking in my marathon shoes on Tuesday’s run (first run of taper), but it was raining all day and I thought for sure that would be bad luck. Plus, I didn’t want to get them all wet and icky just yet! Yesterday was the perfect evening to take them for a spin. I hope these shoes treat me very well on May 15th!
|Behold, the marathon shoes!|
2. Speaking of Tuesday’s run [in the rain], it was my last big workout and I was excited about that. I still have some light speed work on deck, but nothing close to this volume. The plan was a 21K (13mi) run with 3 sets of 5K at slightly faster than MRP. Hubs was running the same workout (maybe a tad faster) so we ran the warm-up together before separating to do our own thing. We were running on the park paths and saw one another a number of times. Later hubs told me that I was making it look too easy, like I’m just floating along on an easy run. (Funny, I would say the same thing about him!) The good news is, I am cruising pretty comfortably at this pace.
The goal was ~5:07/KM and I had a 1000m recovery between each set of five.
5:06 – 5:05 – 5:07 – 5:06 – 5:05
5:05 – 5:07 – 5:06 – 5:05 – 5:06
5:04 – 5:06 – 5:05 – 5:06 – 5:06
Average: 5:06/KM (8:12/mi)
Done and done!
3. 10 more sleeps!!!