Funny. So tapering didn't really start until today, with our shortest long run since July 23rd. Our mid-week team training run was a great series of Yasso 800's. Ten sets of those -- a quick two laps around the track (aiming for a 4 minute half-mile or less) plus a third to walk/jog -- gave us about 7 1/2 miles on Wednesday alone.
Today was a cool and wet out-and-back along the last six miles of the marathon course. It felt great. Kept up a really good pace throughout.
By the end of the week, I'd finished with three runs for a total of 24 miles, which also makes eight consecutive weeks with at least three runs and 24-29 miles. The next two weeks combined should see about the same mileage as I'd put in this past week.
A nice, easy, restful way to approach the marathon.
- 3 runs for 24 miles (long run of 12 miles)
- 2 spin classes
- 2 days of rest
Total training miles since 05/12/2011: 378.5 miles