Congrats to all those who raced the LA Marathon yesterday, and all the other races this past weekend! I feel like this weekend’s races have officially started the 2013 marathon season, and it makes me so excited.
I ran my 2nd to last “long” long run this weekend: 16 miles (2:08//8:00 pace), polishing off last week’s mileage at 60 miles on the dot.
The weather went from gorgeous and still, to ominous and windy over the course of those 2 hrs. It turned into a bit of a progression run to get home before getting blown away! I came home to this sweet little pup, who turns TWO this year by the way (it feels like just yesterday that we adopted her). Time flies.
See my new shoes? I finally bought a new pair to break in before Boston. Mmm the first run in new shoes always feels so great.
I’ve been running in my trusty Altras for over a year now. I used to have a shlew of knee problems, then switched to the Altra Intuitions (zero-drop/minimalist- style) and haven’t looked back. I love these shoes.
Okay, guys, this is my last BIG week of training and mileage before the marathon! This week will be my max/peak mileage for the entire training cycle, including my last 20-miler.
I know a lot of other runners are in their peak week of training right now too, so good luck! Eat well, sleep well, and drink lots of water! We’re gettin’ close!