CIM Training: Week 17

After a week off from work it’s back to reality today. The past 7 days were such a great refresher and we the perfect mix of production around the house and fun family time. We also took family pictures on Saturday morning and Lavinia was absolutely adorable – we CANNOT wait to see how they turned out! 

Last week was also week 1 of my two week taper for CIM. I can’t believe that the marathon I’ve been training so hard for the past 4 months is less than a week away! I am so excited and the best kind of nervous for race day because I know that I have a big PR in me and in a way I just cannot wait to get the race “over with”. But I’m trying to be patient and am doing everything I can to put myself in the best position on Sunday. 

I’ll have a more detailed post regarding my goals and all that up tomorrow but for now here’s a look at what Taper Week #1 looked like. 

Training Summary: 11/20/2017-11/26/2017

Monday – REST DAY + 60 minute massage

Tuesday – 8 miles @ 7:50 pace

Wednesday – 7 mile workout [2 mile warm-up, 10 minutes alternating 1 min on/1 min off (paces for on minutes -> 5:14, 5:31, 5:12, 5:12, 5:25, 5:18, 5:21, 5:14, 5:22, 5:22, 5:17), 2 mile cool-down) + chiropractic adjustment 

Thursday – 8 miles @ 8:03 pace

Friday – 6 mile stroller run @ 8:05 pace

Saturday – 64 minute easy run w/out GPS watch (~8 miles)

Sunday – 15 mile long run/tune-up workout // 1o miles easy @ 7:19 pace + 5 miles @ 6:06 average (splits -> 6:09, 6:09, 6:15, 6:00, 5:57) 

TOTAL MILES: 52



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