Fall Training: Week 20

Not that you can really call this a training week, since this was the second taper week. It’s more like a maintenance week. And “sitting around waiting and worrying” week.

A look back at training week 20:

  • Monday: 6.1 miles recovery pace
  • Tuesday: 6.2 miles recovery pace
  • Wednesday: 6.2 miles recovery pace
  • Thursday: 8.9 miles easy pace with 4×1 mile speed intervals
  • Friday: 6.9 miles recovery pace
  • Saturday: 6.0 miles recovery pace
  • Sunday: 13.1 mile long run (steady pace)

Total mileage: 53.5 miles

Paces last week:

  • Recovery: 10:12 – 10:53
  • Speed: 6:42 – 6:58
  • Long: 8:30 – 9:10

It’s taper week three, and the race is just four days away. The Scranton, PA weather report changes daily — one day it shows rain, another sun. I won’t sweat it until Saturday afternoon.

I was trying to think of a word that combines “fear” with “excitement.” I’m not sure such a word exists in English. But that’s what I’m feeling.

3 Responses

  1. How about “trepilation”?

    I hope the race eventuates as dreamt. I’d like to read about good times and fast times.

  2. Fingers crossed for all you’ve hoped for!

  3. Whatever that word is, I’m feeling it too!! Breathe in, breathe out, then go yell at your loved ones. Works for me.

    Speaking of weather, I’ve got the NOAA forecast permanently open in a tab on my browser. It goes up one degree, I’m depressed, down one degree, jubiliation! The marathon definitely brings out a new form of Basketcase that I’ve never experienced before.

    Here’s to a kickass race this weekend and some calm in the face of all this trepilation.

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