I swear, I'm still training for this marathon. I'm just really bad at writing about it this time.
Early last week, I started to stress about my training. I haven't run more than 19 miles yet, and I'm down to the last two intense weeks before taper. But, at the same time, I've been doing a lot more speed work and felt great after ninety-five percent of my workouts over the last two weeks -- including after my most recent long run.
I think the key for the next few weeks is to really put in the work. I've got three marathons under my belt so, in theory, I can run 26.2 miles. With hill and speed workouts, and putting in all of the miles on the next two long runs, I should be in great shape by October 28th.
Here's the plan for this week:
Tuesday: Speed Workout + Strength Training
Wednesday: 5 miles
Thursday: Cross/Strength training
Saturday: 20 miles
Sunday: 3 miles