Last week was a big week for me in terms of running. I ran a whole entire marathon over 5 days! I was so proud of myself when I realized how much I had run during the week. Obviously it doesn’t come close to comparing to anyone who has actually run a marathon in a day, but it was great for me in terms of motivation and training for my race this weekend.
Distance: 26.2 miles
Time: 4 hours and 10 minutes (over 5 days)
I am not nervous about the race itself, I am more nervous about what to do this week in terms of training and also what to eat Saturday during the day and Sunday morning for breakfast fuel. I have done races before, but they have all been short, never one this long. I want to be at the top of my game. Last Monday I totally pushed myself for the 7 miles in 60 minutes. But the rest of the week, I was dragging and definately tired from that push. I want to be able to push myself on Sunday and be at the top of my game.
Any suggestions for 5 days before the big race day?! I think I may do a ‘longer’ run today, maybe 5 miles, and then just do 2-3 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, just to keep loose. I took yesterday off. Thoughts on the tapering down? Race week/day eats? Help!