Oh that is right, I will be in great shape after the New York City Marathon and this will be a breeze. Well, I was wrong!
According to my DailyMile acount, this week was a great week! I will have to agree with it.
I am secretly loving taper week. Some runs were more difficult than other but that 5 miles on Monday was amazing. I had off this week so it was a lot more convenient to get my miles in. For the last week of training I have to go back to work sadly. I only have 8 miles on the schedule during the week. I will probably do 4 of them :)
Here is a rundown of my runs:
*Monday: 5 miles @ 9:48 pace. I am not sure where that came from but it really helped with my mind in terms of getting faster. Something I have been struggling with for a while now.
*Tuesday: New years Day, that was rough. It hurt and was hard to maintain the 10:53 pace
*Thursday: 6 miles at 11:19. It was hot and 100% humidity. It was hard, my legs felt it.
*Saturday: 8 lovely miles with my favorite TEAM! 10:34 pace. I was ecstatic about that. I cannot wait to be done with Disney so I can truly begin working on getting faster!!
I am hoping I have the time to blog this week and share my goals for Disney. As I have to back to back races, I intent to go in to it for "FUN" but I may have a goal up my sleeve for the Marathon portion considering how terrible my first marathon was.
How do you set your goals for marathons?
How do you pace yourself?
Have you run with a pace group and what what your thoughts?
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