Boston Training: Week 10 Recap

It was a week of transitions for sure. I went from gritting my chattering teeth to keep from whining about running in weather that felt frigid until I warmed up on Monday night, to longing for that refreshing chill in the air as I sweated through the longest run of my Boston training program Friday morning in near 80 degrees.

I also transitioned to a new living space, which meant chaos, disarray, and less time spent blogging.  In the process, I incurred my only (knock on wood) injury of this training cycle: a badly smashed, swollen, and bruised finger.  It is currently making typing creative, but I am so thankful the injury didn’t happen to a toe or foot!

Week 10, March 24-30

Monday – 5.5 easy (road)

Tuesday — 8 easy (path)

Wednesday — 10 with 5 miles at Tempo pace (8:00) (treadmill)

Thursday — rest

Friday – 22 easy (road)

Saturday — rest

Sunday — 7 easy (road)

Totals:  ~  52.5 miles + 2 yoga and 1 pilates sessions

Good stuff: I got incredible support from my parents and a few friends that allowed me to keep running in the middle of moving. The help was a worthwhile opportunity to look at the portion of balance training encompasses and reflect on how difficult it can be to pursue athletic goals and potential without assistance from others.

Stuff to keep an eye on: Adjust nutrition and rest appropriately to accommodate the taper phase of training. Less fuel, better rest!

Goals for the coming week: Soak up the good energy and motivation while getting some last-ditch hill training crewing and pacing friends at the Umstead 100 mile endurance run this weekend.

1 Response to “Boston Training: Week 10 Recap”

  1. 1 Carla April 1, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Ouch! That finger injury sounds painful!

    Thinking of you as you start this exciting month…Boston, birthday! What fun! My thoughts are with you!

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