Here's a recap of week #14 of 18 weeks of marathon training:
Miles Run: 36.60 miles
Days Run: 5 days
Cross Training: None
Time Training: 5 hours and 24 minutes
This week was a cut back week and ended nicely. I ran my first trail run this week on Thursday evening and then proceeded to run the next morning. Overall, my legs still felt really strong. I ended up skipping the cross training again - something I know I should not skip but will likely get left off until after the marathon. My focus needs to be more on running for the last month of training. I also had a nice 12 mile long run yesterday and we hit some hills today. Even though we have done some hill training on the long runs, I don't feel that I adequately prepared for the hills that we will face in Cinncinati at the Flying Pig. I did feel like I got some nice hill training on the trail run this week and my legs did not feel beat up from it. I guess I'll just be a little slower on the hills for the race.
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This week will be the final big push of miles and then I will start my taper. Wow! I can't believe that is already here! The plan for this week is to run 5,8,5,5 then rest on Friday for a 20 miler(including a half marathon at Martian marathon) and after that run the taper will begin. I'll talk more about the taper on next weeks post.
Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!