I'm running my 14th marathon in 13 days! I can't wait! This is taper time, but that doesn't mean I've quit working hard. I'm still working on some speed during my workouts, but I'm running fewer miles.
Friday - I ran a 16 mile ladder workout that I liked. I ran 2 easy miles and then I ran 4 hard, 1 easy, 3 hard, 1 easy, 2 hard, 1 easy, 1 hard, 1 easy. I was focused on trying to hit a good pace and that made the 16 miles feel like they went by quickly.
Saturday - I ran an easy 6 miles on Saturday with my 8 year old Weimaraner. She likes to run my warm up miles with me and to run as long as possible with me on my easy days, too. It's nice to have her company!
Monday - What a great confidence boosting run! I ran 2 easy miles. Then I ran 1 hard and 1 easy mile times 4. I finished with an easy mile for a total of 10 miles. The weather felt great and I was able to pick up the speed during those hard miles all of the way to the last hard mile.
After my run, I found out that I'm the featured Blogger of the Week at RunningBloggers.com!