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Training Week 13: The Final Stretch, Happy Hour & A Giveaway Winner

It’s no wonder my but is sore with all the biking that I did on Sunday but it’s officially taper time so I am looking forward to some rest on my legs. I’ve had to make a few adjustments to my Hanson’s training plan these past 2 weeks. Mentally I just had to get a 20 miler in, the Hanson plan has 16 as the longest run but I feel good that I got in at least 1 20 miler. Then for week 13 I decided to do 800 meter repeats instead of the 3×2 miler on my schedule. I just wanted to see what I could run my 800s in since that is typically a predictor for marathon finish times.

This guy makes it hard to get out of bed in the morning
This guy makes it hard to get out of bed in the morning

Training Week 13

Monday – 6 Easy Miles
Tuesday – AM workout – Speedwork 1 mile warmup, 8×800 at 3:34, 3:30, 3:30, 3:28, 3:28, 3:20, 3:20, 3:20 with 400 jog in between and 1 mile cooldown.
Wednesday – AM workout – 6.2 Miles, PM workout- 2,500 yd swim
Thursday – 1 mile warmup and 10 mile tempo run at an 8 min pace
Friday – 48 minutes elliptical
Saturday – Run Puritas 5K – 12 miles for the day
Sunday –  11 mile bike ride, 20.8 mile spin class, 3 Miles and then 10 more biking miles on my slow hybrid.

Total Running Mileage: 46.2

Nooma sent me some drinks to rehydrate with in this final stretch of training. Thanks!
Nooma sent me some drinks to rehydrate with in this final stretch of training. Thanks!

Now that it is Taper Time, I have more time for things like Happy Hours. The Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon is putting on a Happy Hour at Southside this Friday (May 8th) from 5-7.

I want to thank everyone who entered the giveaway, the lucky winner is Julie! Julie, I’ve sent you an email with the details to register. There are still other giveaways going on if you didn’t win mine! (Hint)

With the weather finally warming up, I am looking forward to seeing the 10 day forecast for May 17th!

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