I am looking forward to this marathon so much. The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon has always been a favorite of mine. I love spending the day just running through the city. I believe this will be my 5th time participating in the Cleveland Marathon.
Last week’s training wasn’t quite where I wanted it to be. My legs were still recovering from Athens. Looks like I am getting old and not recovering as well as I used to. I had horrible allergies and migraines all week. Then I had a slight injury Saturday and Sunday but it’s all better now.
Monday: 45 minutes of strength training with the NTC app
Tuesday: Speedwork (super tired legs). 1 mile WU, 4-800s at 3:28, 3:30, 3:31 and 3:29. 1 mile CD.
Wednesday: Rest day (migraine/allergy day) but then I rallied to play flag football 🙂
Thursday: 3.07 run in the morning
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 1.5 mile warm up, 5K race, 2.5 mile cool down.
Sunday: 4.70 run
Total Mileage: 19.27
My “slight injury” was from playing football Wednesday night. I over extended my knee while running down a muddy field. It felt funny and annoyed but not really painful. Until Sunday when I went to go for a long run. It was weird because it was hurting behind my knee and pulling on my hamstrings. Instead I went for a short run and spent the day icing and putting heat on it. It’s felt fine every since. I’m happy that I listened to my body and didn’t push it. I needed to get a long run in but not at the risk of a full blown injury.
I saw this picture on pinterest. It has nothing to do with this post but I wanted to share it.
The Cleveland Marathon is still looking for volunteers!!!! If you are able to, please volunteer. It’s actually a lot of fun to volunteer at races, you get special volunteer shirts, refreshments, free parking and a million thank you’s from me!!!
19 days to go, who is tapering? Ever volunteer at a race before???