I wasn’t sure how I would feel as race day closer and I wouldn’t be able to run the full marathon like I wanted. However, I can say that I am pumped to run the half marathon this year. I love running this distance because I can race it and go for a PR. I set a new PR last fall but I’ve been trying to go sub 1:40 in the half for 2 years now. I would be stoked if Cleveland could be that race.
Monday: 800 meter swim
Tuesday: rest day
Wednesday: 3 mile run and arms and ab work
Thursday: 8 mile run
Friday: rest day
Saturday: 10 mile long run and 2 mile run with Ryan to cooldown after his race.
Sunday: 6 mile run and 45 minute bike ride
Total Mileage: 29 miles
I skipped speedwork last week because my legs just weren’t feeling it. I think they are trying to tell me they are ready to taper 😉 I’ll be taking off Friday and Saturday this week to help them rest and get ready to run on Sunday!
I have 2 goals for the half marathon this year.
- Have fun and enjoy the course. I love Cleveland!
- Run a sub 1:40 half. Even if it is a 1:39:59
Now I have one more thing to figure out before the race on Sunday….WHAT DO I WEAR!?!? Yes the weather stalking has begun.
Good luck to everyone participating in the Cleveland Marathon events this year. I’ll be cheering at the 5K on Saturday and then hitting up the expo!
What are you looking forward to for the race this weekend?