Last week was the middle week of my marathon taper, so of course I spent the majority of it feeling fat, slow and like every stair, sneeze and food item was out to get me. I ran short, easy runs, walked a lot, didn’t take on anything new and focused on eating good, healthy foods and drinking lots of water, so all in all, I’d say it was a success.
Monday, Aaron and I went for a walk after work.
Tuesday, for some stress relief before my exam, I ran 5 easy miles with some surges.
Wednesday was an awesome stadium workout at Harvard with November Project and I’m happy to report no soreness at all after this week’s workout!
Thursday I decided to sit outside and drink wine after work instead of working out.
Friday I ran a little shy of 6 easy miles on hills, again with November Project.
Saturday I ran 10 beautiful and easy miles with my brother-in-law. I can only hope I feel this good during my marathon (especially at, say, mile 23)!
This week will be another week of light running. I won’t be doing any stadium stairs or crazy hills or anything like that and I’ll probably burn more calories lifting a water bottle to my face and obsessively checking the Sunday forecast than I will running, but that’s what this week is supposed to be all about. I have a sports massage scheduled for Wednesday evening to get my legs super ready and that’s probably what I’m looking forward to the most out of this week, fitness-wise, aside from the race.
Hopefully this time next week you’ll be reading a full account of how I CRUSHED it out there!
What’d you do last week to stay fit? Any goals for this week?