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Cleveland Marathon Training Week 17: Taper Time

Crazy how fast those 17 weeks went by and now I’m tapering for my second marathon of the year. I’m still thinking about my time goal for this race but overall I am so happy to be healthy enough to run it this year.

I’ve been continuing my 3-4 runs a week and not over doing it. I am close to race day and the IT band is still hanging in there so no need to change anything now. However, after I recover from the Cleveland Marathon, I am planning on increasing my mileage to see what the IT band can handle.

Monday: 90 mins yoga at Prana Bodhi
Tuesday: 3.07 miles in the morning. Speedwork after work. 1 mile WU, 4-800s at 3:15, 3:25, 3:28, 3:27 and 1 mile CD.
Wednesday: 90 mins yoga at Prana Bodhi. Flag football game after that.
Thursday: 3.07 run in the morning, 3.16 after work
Friday: Full Rest Day!
Saturday: 1.5 mile warm up, 5K race, 1.5 mile cool down, 12 miles to complete a long run of 18 miles! Last long run before Cleveland.

Overall winners at the 5K on Saturday. Squinty eyes because allergies attack me.
Overall winners at the 5K on Saturday. Squinty eyes because allergies attack me.

Sunday: Rest Day

Total Mileage: 32.3

Tuesday’s speedwork was comfortably hard. I’ve only been doing 4 800s the past couple weeks so that I don’t over do it and I aim to have them all around 3:30. oops on that first one at a 3:15. Saturday’s long run wasn’t too bad. I normally have a hard time running long after a speed race but this one was comfortable. It got a little warm at the end of my run but I am glad I got to run in the heat a little bit. Makes me feel like I am fully prepared for any weather that Cleveland will have this year.

How is your taper going?

 

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3 thoughts on “Cleveland Marathon Training Week 17: Taper Time

  1. Congrats on your 1st overall! That’s so exciting! I can’t believe you’re on your last long run already- can’t wait to cheer you one in a couple weeks!!

  2. It’s almost time! Great job taking such good care of yourself for the past 17 weeks. You make me feel like a slacker–I started to taper two weeks ago. I’m more nervous for CLE than I was for my first two marathons!

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