“Running is about finding your inner peace & so is a life well lived.”
|8/26/2014||Tuesday||Tempo||6.03||2 mi warm up, 3 mi tempo, 1 mi cool down||Tempo Paces: 7:49, 7:35, 7:30 Avg for the run 8:16|
|8/27/2014||Wednesday||Cycle||0||39 min cycle – yes it annoyed me about missing the 1 minute, however I let it go and moved on! :-)|
|8/28/2014||Thursday||Easy Run||4.35||Felt off – good run, but just didn’t feel right.||8:13 pace|
|8/29/2014||Friday||Yoga||0||Had a really rough day – not going to get too personal on my blog, just needed to decompress with meditation and do some yoga. Problem is I havent done yoga in weeks so it definitely tweaked my hammy and calf a bit. A word to the wise – don’t incorporate an exercise so close to your goal race you DO NOT want to chance injury. Luckily, it feels ok right now|
|8/30/2014||Saturday||Run||4||w/ 4 strides – honestly did not feel good at all, really off||9:11 pace|
|8/31/2014||Sunday||Rest||0||Heart Pain & Breathing not good – made an executive decision to take a rest day and do the long run tomorrow|
|9/1/2014||Monday||Long Run||12||Avg 8:16 pace Last 5 miles (7:55, 7:52, 7:44, 7:29, 7:55)|
|9/2/2014||Tuesday||Rest||0||**Got a 90 min massage!**|
|9/3/2014||Wednesday||Tempo Intervals||6||1 mile warm-up, 2 x 2 miles at 7:25 to 7:35 pace w/3 min jogging rest, 1 mile cool down||14:32 (7:14, 7:16) 14:12 (7:12, 7:00)|
|9/6/2014||Saturday||Easy Run||4||8:54 pace|
|9/7/2014||Sunday||Long Run||20||SLOW – 9:00 pace (for first 13 miles – then pick up pace to fast finish)||
Avg pace 8:30 (Last mile 7:03!)
Sorry for the brevity of this blog, been a little behind keeping track of my stuff details wise. Just finished week 1 of my taper! Only 2 more weeks to go to the Berlin Marathon!!
Happy Training Guys!
*****Natalie Johnston is USATF & RRCA certified runner coach serving areas PA, NYC, & NJ.*****