Only one more week until I run the Kenai River Marathon!! On one hand I feel like I have spent a lot of time preparing and on the other hand, I can’t believe I will be racing a marathon next week.
This was the second week of my taper. I ran about 50% of my highest weekly mileage.
Chilly! 39*F But I’m still rockin’ the shorts. Good run—felt good.
Tempo workout: 2 x (2 miles at marathon pace, 1 mile at half-marathon pace)
Splits: (7:30, 7:32, 7:36<–hill) (7:29, 7:28, 7:21)
AM – 6 miles/47:42
Felt really good. Can already feel the affects from the taper.
PM – 2 miles/19:48
Track workout under the stadium lights at the high school—now that was exhilarating.
4 x 1000 meters ~ Splits: 4:05, 4:00, 3:56, 3:56
5 miles/40 minutes
Went well—chilly thought at 33*F!!
Last long run before the marathon.
Off – It felt so weird to take a day off.
Total: 48 miles
Still loving the Wave Rider 16s!
Two new things in my life:
I first learned about Generation UCAN from Nichole. She said she always struggled getting down to race weight (me too!) until she discovered UCAN. Since taking UCAN, she has become more lean and doesn’t crash during a long run and get dizzy. (I’ve experienced this too when low on fuel.) After Nichole raved about the product in a recent post, I was sold and went to purchase my own supply.
I wish I had a few additional weeks before running my marathon to really test out the product. One of the products I take before running and the other is a post-workout protein-enhanced drink mix. I will be sure to give a more in-depth recap once I test it out more.
The other new thing is that we are now DINKWADs ~ Double Income No Kids With A Dog.
That’s right, yesterday we welcomed Sadie into our lives. We adopted her from Alaskan Animals Rescue Friends (AARF). She is a lab and shar pei mix and the sweetest thing ever. Plus Craig is over the moon happy. He has been wanting a dog for 5 years now. We couldn’t have one in our apartment, but since we moved into our new house he has been sure to let me know how much he has patiently waited for a dog.