Two weeks to go and everything seems to be on track. Finished the first week of my three week taper. I’ll reduce the mileage another 25% this week but maintain the intensity. Next week I’ll post my pacing strategy.
Running: (A-) 29 miles of running this week. Ran intervals on Tuesday, tempo on Thursday and 13-mile long run on Sunday. My intervals (800s) were slow this week, but had a good tempo and long run.
Sleep: (A-) Got about 8 hours of sleep most nights and some naps in the afternoon.
Diet/Hydration: (A-) Ate mostly a plant based diet this week, lots of fruits and vegetables. Only ate out once at a vegan restaurant, trying to cook more at home for healthier meals. Probably could have done a better job staying hydrated this week.
Weight/Body Fat: (A) Fourth week in a row of losing weight. I’m right where I hoped to be during this point in my training. My weight decreased 0.3 lbs from 144.9 to 144.6 lbs. My body fat remained unchanged at 8.6%.
Cross-Training/Stretching: (A) Solid week of cross-training – spin bike, yoga, two rounds of golf, and a little strength and core training.
Stress Management: (A) Off work this week, stress free.
Body Condition/Injuries: (A) Nothing of significance to report.
Overall: (A) Good first taper week, just need to continue to keep the weight in check.
Running: 29 miles
Core/Strength: 30 minutes
Bike Trainer: 2 hour 15 minutes
Yoga: 2 hours
Golf: 2 rounds
Total Exercise Time: 8 hours, 47 minute
Monday – 15 minutes yoga, 45 minutes bike trainer, 15 minutes yoga
Wednesday – 15 minutes core, 45 minutes bike trainer, 15 minutes strength, 15 minutes yoga
Thursday – Tempo Run, 2 mile EZ, 5 miles @ tempo (6:38, 6:36, 6:34, 6:30 and 6:28), 1 mile EZ, 20 minutes yoga
Friday – 15 minutes yoga, 45 minutes bike trainer, 15 minutes yoga (played 1 round of golf in the afternoon)
Saturday – 15 minutes yoga (played 1 round of golf in the morning)
Sunday – Long Run (13 miles – average pace 6:56), 20 minutes yoga