Sunday Recap: Week 18

Psst….I’m actually writing this on Friday before the marathon but I am not about to ruin my lovely history with a ‘Friday’ recap.

Anyway. Last week of training. Lots of nerves. Lots of forgetting I was running a marathon on Saturday. Lots of worrying about forgetting something. (Update: I forgot Body Glide. Not good.)

Monday: 3 miles at 10:25/mile pace. Easy, easy, easy.

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Tuesday: Upper body and core strength workout. The cats kept me company.

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Wednesday: 1 mile warm up, 3 miles aiming for 9:20-9:30/mile pace. Ended with 9:32/mile average for the whole run. I’ll take it.

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Thursday: Last run of training was an easy 3 miles at 10:48/mile. I saw a raccoon (and gave him plenty of room so I didn’t scare him) but he still stared at me until I was out of sight. The rest of the run was pretty relaxing. I did get to see a beautiful sunrise over the mountains but no pictures so you’ll have to take my word for it.

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Matt and I headed out after he got home from work. We had hoped to leave by 5:15 but ended up leaving closer to 6:00. Oh well. I read Deena Kastor’s book Let Your Mind Run and oh boy, this is the book to read on the way to a marathon.

A few random questions for any SLC residents: First, why on earth is your interstate-surrounded-by-city (meaning on and off ramps) so damn long? Second, why is there so much traffic coming out of SLC at 10:00 on a Thursday night? Third, your construction makes even less sense than Idaho’s. (Not a question, just a statement.)

Friday: Slept in until 8:00 but probably could have slept longer. Did some yoga, took a shower, got dressed, woke Matt up and we went for breakfast and I took my first swing at carb loading.

Saturday: See my recap of the Utah Valley Marathon.

Sunday: Heading home to the cats (my brother watched them for us.) This next week is all about recovery.

Thanks for hanging out with me, beautiful humans.

Until next time,

Elizabeth

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