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This blog will be a little shorter than the others that have been meant to update any and all on my marathon training cycle. This covers the last two big weeks prior to the taper period for this race. I have to say I was pleased with most of the runs in this two-week period, especially my twenty-mile run. That was one of my best long runs in quite some time where everything seemed to be clicking for me and I was able to keep up at a pace that pleased me.
WEEK 13 – March 11 – March 17
MONDAY – Bike 21 min, Treadmill 37 min for 4.46 miles
TUESDAY – Yoga 42 min, Treadmill 32 min for 3.89 miles
WEDNESDAY – Abs 30 min, Bike 26 min
THURSDAY – Long run 147 min for 16.24 miles
FRIDAY – Back workout 45 min, Bike 33 min
SATURDAY – Lucky Leprehaun 7K 33 min for 4.46 miles (PR’d my time for 3rd straight year)
SUNDAY – Rest Day
TOTAL MILES: 29.05
WEEK 14 – March 18 – March 24
MONDAY – Chest workout 30 min, Treadmill 20 min for 2.72 miles
TUESDAY – Yoga 42 min, Bike 22 min, Run outside 71 min for 8.40 miles
WEDNESDAY – Abs 45 min, Bike 25 min, Treadmill 20 min for 2.62 miles
THURSDAY – Arm workout 45 min, Bike 35 min
FRIDAY – Run outside 184 min for 20.52 miles
SATURDAY – Rest Day
SUNDAY – Outside run 30 min for 3.56 miles
TOTAL MILES: 37.82
So here I am, already one week into the taper as I type out this blog and getting prepped for race week. I’ll be sure to keep my legs active but I don’t want to wear them out. I know it may seem a little slow or lesser than normal or what should be the proper method of tapering down, but, I know me and plan to train the way that will work best for me.
Now, as for any of you who may live in the Milwaukee area, there is still time to sign up for this race. Of course, perhaps not the marathon distance but there is a half marathon distance and 5K. Register by this Wednesday, April 3, and you will be good to go! Remember to use code “RUN15” to save 15% on your entry!
Hope to see you at the Milwaukee Marathon, if not running, then cheering everyone on and then partying away after the race!