“Running is about finding your inner peace & so is a life well lived.”

8/26/2014TuesdayTempo6.032 mi warm up, 3 mi tempo, 1 mi cool downTempo Paces: 7:49, 7:35, 7:30 Avg for the run 8:16
8/27/2014WednesdayCycle039 min cycle – yes it annoyed me about missing the 1 minute, however I let it go and moved on! 🙂
8/28/2014ThursdayEasy Run4.35Felt off – good run, but just didn’t feel right.8:13 pace
8/29/2014FridayYoga0Had 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
8/30/2014SaturdayRun4w/ 4 strides – honestly did not feel good at all, really off9:11 pace
8/31/2014SundayRest0Heart Pain & Breathing not good – made an executive decision to take a rest day and do the long run tomorrow
Total Mileage14.38
9/1/2014MondayLong Run12Avg 8:16 pace Last 5 miles (7:55, 7:52, 7:44, 7:29, 7:55)
9/2/2014TuesdayRest0**Got a 90 min massage!**
9/3/2014WednesdayTempo Intervals61 mile warm-up, 2 x 2 miles at 7:25 to 7:35 pace w/3 min jogging rest, 1 mile cool down14:32 (7:14, 7:16) 14:12 (7:12, 7:00)
9/5/2014FridayCycle060 minutes
9/6/2014SaturdayEasy Run48:54 pace
9/7/2014SundayLong Run20SLOW – 9:00 pace (for first 13 miles – then pick up pace to fast finish)

Avg pace 8:30 (Last mile 7:03!)

Total Mileage 42


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.*****