Cleveland Marathon Training Week 18: This Is It!

Training is all done, now just need to keep the legs healthy and give them some much needed rest. My plan is to run 5 miles on Monday (yesterday), 4 on Tuesday and 3 on Wednesday and then I am shutting them down til Sunday. Speedwork, hills & long runs will not help you at this point. Either you are ready or you are not. If you are ready then relax and enjoy the week. If you are not ready make sure you adjust your goal time and add in walking if you need to.

10 days ago, when the weather released the 10 day forecast, I immediately checked the weather. This is the time of year where I religiously check the weather.

10 days ago forecast for Sunday
10 days ago forecast for Sunday

Today I checked the weather again.

Tuesday's weather prediction for Sunday
Tuesday’s weather prediction for Sunday

Little bit of a difference in weather in just a couple days. So for now I will check the weather once a day but will not freak out about it. I am checking out of curiosity at this point. When I check the weather on Friday and Saturday, it will be to narrow down outfit choices. I’ve trained in the hot and the cold and the snowy and the rainy. I’ve ran marathons in the 30s-40s and in the high 70s. The weather may not be ideal but as a runner you learn to adjust and deal with it.

Last week’s training:

Monday: Rest Day
Tuesday: Speedwork, 1 mile WU, 4-800s at 3:30, 3:28, 3:24, 3:23, 1.5 mile CD
Wednesday: Yoga and football
Thursday: Yoga
Friday: Rest Day
Saturday: 10 mile longish run at 8:36 pace
Sunday: Rest Day

Total Mileage: 15

I didn’t plan to run only 2 days last week but I did a lot of running at football on Wednesday night and felt like I pulled something in my quad. It ended up being nothing. Probably just me getting old. To be safe I babied it the next couple of days to make sure it had healed.

Good Luck to everyone running any of the Cleveland Marathon Races this weekend!

5 Days! or 4 days 16 hours and 48 minutes. đŸ™‚

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