Marathon training week 14 – Race week

 

Marathon training this week hasn’t quite gone to plan with my foot ‘injury’ coming at a time when I wanted to put in a couple more quality session before the race next Sunday. Only managing two runs this week, one of which was my interval session on Tuesday which I traded hills for intervals just because I felt like running fast when I woke up. This run went well, I felt strong and fast throughout and put down some solid work. I had planned to run the hills session on Thursday as straight swap but it didn’t eventuate. Friday I ran a 30 min aerobic run to test out the foot and it felt pretty good.

The foot however was sore after my aerobic run and is still sore enough today to give me a small amount of concern. This week I go into the week with no plan of when I will run, I am going to see how the foot feels and if it is still sore later in the week then I may not run until the race itself. At the moment it’s only a small amount of pain but after both my runs last week the pain was quite a bit worse.

Normally on race week I’d like a couple of aerobic runs to keep the legs moving and short interval session to keep myself sharp. This taper will be different and I may be susceptible to an increase in taper tantrums.

If I don’t run until the race I am not terribly concerned, I am happy with the amount of long training I have been able to do during this preparation and whilst I don’t feel as fit any ready as my last marathon in Seoul earlier this year I feel good enough to give my best and push myself.

This week will now be about rest, if the foot doesn’t have any pain I will run later in the week and sharpen myself up a bit. If it does have pain I’ll rest and see what happens on race day.

Either way I will be fresh and ready to go for the race next Sunday.

Marathon training this week hasn’t quite gone to plan this week with my foot ‘injury’ coming at a time when I wanted to put in a couple more quality session before the race next Sunday. Only managing two runs this week. One being an interval session on Tuesday when I traded hills for intervals just because I felt like running fast when I woke up. This run went well, I felt strong and fast throughout and put down some solid work. I had planned to run the hills session on Thursday as straight swap but it didn’t eventuate. Friday I ran a 30 min aerobic run to test out the foot and it felt pretty good.

The foot however was sore after my aerobic run and is still sore enough today to give me a small amount of concern. This week I go into the week with no plan of when I will run, I am going to see how the foot feels and if it is still sore later in the week then I may not run until the race itself. At the moment it’s only a small amount of pain but after both my runs last week the pain was quite a bit worse.

Normally on race week I’d like a couple of aerobic runs to

Marathon training this week hasn’t quite gone to plan with my foot ‘injury’ coming at a time when I wanted to put in a couple more quality session before the race next Sunday. Only managing two runs this week, one of which was my interval session on Tuesday which I traded hills for intervals just because I felt like running fast when I woke up. This run went well, I felt strong and fast throughout and put down some solid work. I had planned to run the hills session on Thursday as straight swap but it didn’t eventuate. Friday I ran a 30 min aerobic run to test out the foot and it felt pretty good.

The foot however was sore after my aerobic run and is still sore enough today to give me a small amount of concern. This week I go into the week with no plan of when I will run, I am going to see how the foot feels and if it is still sore later in the week then I may not run until the race itself. At the moment it’s only a small amount of pain but after both my runs last week the pain was quite a bit worse.

Normally on race week I’d like a couple of aerobic runs to keep the legs moving and short interval session to keep myself sharp. This taper will be different and I may be susceptible to an increase in taper tantrums.

If I don’t run until the race I am not terribly concerned, I am happy with the amount of long training I have been able to do during this preparation and whilst I don’t feel as fit any ready as my last marathon in Seoul earlier this year I feel good enough to give my best and push myself.

This week will now be about rest, if the foot doesn’t have any pain I will run later in the week and sharpen myself up a bit. If it does have pain I’ll rest and see what happens on race day.

Either way I will be fresh and ready to go for the race next Sunday.

keep the legs moving and short interval session to keep myself sharp. This taper will be different and I may be susceptible to an increase in taper tantrums.

If I don’t run until the race I am not terribly concerned, I am happy with the amount of long training I have been able to do during this preparation and whilst I don’t feel as fit any ready as my last marathon in Seoul earlier this year I feel good enough to be able to give my best and push myself.

This week will now be about rest, if the foot doesn’t have any pain I will run later in the week and sharpen myself up a bit. If it does have pain I’ll rest and see what happens on race day.

Either way I will be fresh and ready to go for the race next Sunday.

 

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North Brother Mountain – The finish of Beach to Brother marathon is atop here next week

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