Tune up race tomorrow! (And Twin Cities training Week #10 recap)

Tune up race tomorrow with the Victory 10k.  I went back in my runningahead log to see what the course measured exactly last time I did it and I realized that 2 years ago at it was my 10k PR (46:31).  I had thought my 10k PR was slower and from 2007.  Apparently not!  Goal tomorrow is ambitious, but I’m definitely up for it!  Stay tuned!

This weekend was SO relaxing!  I took my own advice and slept (8 – 9 hours each night), drank beer/wine (2 glasses each night) and read Running The Edge.  It was a great last weekend of the summer.  Tomorrow completes a perfect weekend/summer with the Victory 10k in the morning, State Fair (mmmm, Sweet Martha’s Cookies!) during the day and Maroon 5/Train/Matt Nathanson concert (with the kids too!) tomorrow night.  Can’t wait!

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Twin Cities Marathon Training, Week #10 recap:

Miles Run: 45.7

Minutes Biked: 70

Weights: 2 times

Pilates: 3 times

  • M: 7 miles (8:29) (w/ 4x.25 hill repeats and a couple MP miles)
  • T: 11.1 miles (8:51)
  • W: pilates; bike 50 minutes; weights
  • Th: 8.25 w/ interval ladder (1 mile, 800, 400, 400, 800, 1 mile)
  • F: pilates
  • Sa: 16.2 miles (8: 50; last two miles at MP of 8:15; 8:10)
  • Su: 3.1 miles (9:35); pilates

I am so happy to report that this was a great week again!  I feel like I’ve found a good balance of quality workouts, recovery miles and cross training/strength/pilates.  I’m feeling really good about the marathon!

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