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This is it, the final week of training!
Monday – Run 6 miles at goal half marathon pace. A very nice morning for a run! It was just under 30, but sunny. After a half-mile warm-up I did an out and back 6 miler on the Midtown Greenway. I pushed the pace and it was a little struggle to maintain a sub-7 pace. I was glad to finish the workout in 46:51. This was 6:57 pace which is 5 seconds per mile off the 6:52 goal pace. This felt like a good solid “last workout”.
Tuesday – Run 3 miles easy. Run 3 acceleration strides. I took this easy run on another beautiful morning. It was 43 and sunny with some strong wind gusts. I ran around Powderhorn Park which isn’t anything too exciting but a nice change of pace. I ran the 3 miles in 23:59. I did 3 accelerations at the little park near our house on their soccer field.
Wednesday – Run 3 miles easy. Run 3 acceleration strides. Another easy run on a beautiful morning. It was 50 and sunny! Today’s run went downtown and around the Metrodome. That was appropriate since we went to the Twins game that night. This one was a little easier (not any hills) and my time was 23:40.
Thursday – Rest. It felt nice to sleep in a little bit today and just rest!
Friday – Rest. It was nice to sleep. I felt pretty good and relaxed.
Saturday – RACE DAY!! 13.1 miles at goal race pace! Go read the race review for all the details but it was mid-40’s with some strong wind gusts. My overall time was 1:36:44 (1:36:58 officially).
Sunday – Rest. A little sore – definitely want to rest and reflect today!
Race Review is on the way!
Total Mileage – 26.2 Miles in 3:15:34. Now if I could actually run a marathon in that time range!
[tags] Half Marathon, Training [/tags]