Week #12 in this training cycle was also Race Week! I’m currently in a recovery week.

Whew, this was not my strongest mesocycle and I felt immensely under-trained. But strangely, my body is striking back like I’m over-training. Because of my knee concerns, I decided to cut all my final training runs before race day. This has been a similar taper cycle to my last couple races, but unfortunately, this time around the pain didn’t go away for the race.

runners knee injury prevention RICE

:-/

Quick glance at the week – I’ll be doing separate Gasparilla race reviews in upcoming posts.

MONDAY: An hour of spinning at the Y

TUESDAY: Rest Day

WEDNESDAY: Upper body and core workout from Runner’s World (at home)

THURSDAY: Rest Day – packing for Gasparilla AHHHHHHH!

FRIDAY: Travel to Florida Day! Expo and packet pick-up

SATURDAY: Gasparilla Day #1 – 15k and 5k

SUNDAY: Gasparilla Day #2 – half marathon and 8k

TOTAL CROSS-TRAINING WORKOUTS: 2 (1 hour of spinning; 1 upper body/core strength workout)
TOTAL RUNS: 4
LONGEST RUN: Half marathon (and an 8k soon after)
TOTAL WEEKLY MILES: 30.4 miles
TOTAL TRAINING MILES: 111.04 miles (I’ll now be rolling my mileage into my full marathon training)

And going forward, we switch over to Pittsburgh Marathon Training!

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