What an amazing week it has been in terms of running, racing and having a community.
This morning at around midnight, I returned from Ragnar Cape Cod completing 200 miles and 3 legs around the coast of Maine with my racing team, Strong Hearts Vegan Power.
The results are in and my team finished 5th with a time of 23:15 unofficial. It was quite a weekend!
I start tapering for the marathon today and quite honestly, I’m so sore and tired, it will be an easy first few days to scale back. Before I jump ahead to that, I want to first look back on my training this past week.
Monday: Easy Run
8.4 Miles, 7:18 pace
After running a faster 13 miles on Sunday, I took it easy Monday and circled the parks. I saw a hot air balloon land in the inlet by the lake. Those things are so big!
Tuesday: MP work
12.2 miles, paces ranging from 8:34-6:40
I had to work early this morning so I ran a bit on the treadmill. I am not going over MP again for a workout outside of Ragnar, so this felt ok although I was tired. Closing Monday evening and then waking up early is a struggle, but I’m happy to have gotten this in.
Wednesday: Group Run
13.6 miles, 7:45 average pace
Another great group run. It was still 40 degrees when we started, but I wore shorts anyway. I think my legs are fine for colder temps, but gloves are a necessity. I didn’t run long like usual because I don’t really think it would provide me any benefit. I also had to work at 9AM, so I chose breakfast over more mileage.
Thursday: Longer Run
AM: 16 miles, 7:27 average pace
Today was slope day and also the night I head to Cape Cod. I felt good despite some fatigue in my legs. Cornell campus smelled terribly of alcohol for 8:30 in the morning. Those kids are ready for summer
PM: 6.3 miles, 50 minutes
I needed to wake myself up before driving to Cape Cod. This also helped loosen my legs up for the drive. It felt good.
I’ll post a recap of this later this week. My legs in total accumulated to 22 miles. My fastest mile was 5:56 and I think my slowest was probably 7:30ish. It was grand!
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