I can’t believe one of my favorite weekends is here, Cleveland Marathon weekend! Now I haven’t updated the blog on this but if you follow me on Facebook, twitter or Instagram, you will see I dropped down to the 10K this year.
After being sick all of April (and parts of March), I just felt like it didn’t make much sense to run a full marathon. I was training for Glass City and got too sick to run that one so I figured I would rally and run Cleveland but the rally part didn’t really happen. I have a good base of miles but I don’t want to run a marathon, just to complete it. I want to run the times I was actually training for. I thought about running the half and felt that might be pushing it too much as well. (Especially after a warm up and cooldown, I would be over 15 miles).
So instead of pushing myself while still getting over being sick, I decided to drop to the 10K and run it more as a workout and less as a race and have fun. Normally, I would be totally bummed to drop from the full to the 10K but I was so sick that it was an easy decision and I’ve never done the 10K at Cleveland before! Plus, now I get to watch the half and full marathoners finish!
Just for fun, here are my last 2 weeks of training up to today:
Monday: Orange Theory Fitness – 2.2 miles
Tuesday: 5 miles @9:12 pace
Wednesday: 7.07 miles @8:53 pace – 2 mile WU, 4×1 min with 2 min rest between each, 3 min walk, 4×1 min with 2 min rest and 2 mile CD
Thursday: AM – Orange Theory Fitness – 1.25 miles. PM – 5 miles @46:24
Saturday: 3 mile WU, 5K race and 2 mile CD – 8.2 total miles (I should probably write that race recap!)
Sunday: 4.7 miles @9:24 pace
Total Mileage: 33.42
Monday: 6.5 miles at 9:18pace
Tuesday: 5 miles at 9:13 pace
Wednesday: Unplanned rest day because I went to see Aladdin and was too hyped up to go to bed.
Thursday: 7.3 miles 8:51 pace – 2 mile WU, 4×5 mins with 2 min rest between each, 3 min walk, 6×20 seconds with 45 recovery and 1 mile CD
Friday: 3.71 miles at 9:28 pace
Total mileage: 22.51 (I have a plan to run easy tomorrow for 30ish minutes and then race on Sunday!)
You’ll notice I have a lot of easy and slower runs for me. I have a new plan and it’s not really mine, it’s someone else’s. But it’s awesome and I cannot wait to share more of it with you in a few weeks!
So tell me, what are you running this weekend?