Eugene Marathon Training: Week Fourteen

Unity Run for Boston  Photo license: © All rights reserved

Unity Run for Boston
Photo license: © All rights reserved

Week fourteen was a full week of taper, although there wasn’t much time to focus on the typical feeling of “taper madness.”  Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings and following events put the week on a surreal timeline. Thankful all friends who were in Boston running and spectating were safe. Thoughts are with those who were not as fortunate. With one week until Eugene, it’s been a time of deep reflection on events and upcoming goals.

Monday: Foam Roll and Stretch for 30 minutes. (Boston Marathon)

Tuesday: Run. Tempo run. Settled into faster pace and went with it. After yesterday’s Boston bombings, needed an outlet to unleash anger, sadness, disgust, hope.

Ran bridle path until last half mile. Body felt great.

Fueled with one packet of protein-enhanced UCAN.

  • Plan = 3 mi @ 8:10
  • Actual = 3.1 mi – 23:21 – 7:31 min/mi avg pace
  • Actual splits = (1) 7:39; (2) 7:31; (3) 7:22

Wednesday: Rest Day.

Thursday: Run. Expected this 6AM run to be quiet and relaxing. But park was quite crowded with cyclists and runners.

Ran on the drive until the last 2 miles or so. Moved to bridle path, which was empty and lovely.

Got a little ahead of myself around miles 5 and 6. Felt comfortable, but dialed it back a bit in  last two miles.

Fueled with one packet of protein-enhanced UCAN.

  • Plan = 8 mi easy
  • Actual = 8.08 mi – 1:05:47 – 8:08 min/mi avg pace
  • Actual splits = (1) 8:12; (2) 8:14; (3) 8:09; (4) 8:07; (5) 8:01; (6) 7:59; (7) 8:16; (8) 8:09

Friday: Rest Day

Saturday: Run. Last long run before Eugene Marathon!

First 4.5 miles were part of NY Flyers’ Unity Run for Boston. Met at Columbus Circle and loved how many people showed up to run.

Ran a comfortable pace with group on the bridle path, then broke off for rest of my run. Felt great!

Fueled with one packet of protein-enhanced UCAN.

  • Plan = 10 mi easy
  • Actual = 10.01 mi – 1:26:11 – 8:36 min/mi avg pace
  • Actual splits = (1) 9:52; (2) 9:17; (3) 8:40; (4) 8:27; (5) 8:24; (6) 8:24; (7) 8:27; (8) 8:20; (9) 8:08; (10) 8:13; (11) 8:03 (for .44 mi)

* accidentally hit lap button mid-run so laps were thrown off.

Sunday: Foam Roll and Stretch for 30 minutes.

Weekly Totals:

  •    3 hrs 55 mins
  •    21.19 miles running

See all weekly workout recaps here.

LV Runs NYC

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