A couple weeks ago, I wrote about the monster month, the part of marathon training when mileage, intensity and burnout rates all peak.
This morning, when I woke up feeling creaky after my longest run — 20 or 21 miles – on Saturday, a recovery swim Sunday and speed work — 6 X Yasso 800s, plus three miles easy — yesterday, it occurred to me: This is IT! I’ve got 25 days to go, and while I’ll tackle maybe one more tough speed workout and a couple more tempo runs, it’s sort of all downhill from here.
Here are the key workouts I’ve got left:
This week: 5-mile tempo run Thursday; 16-mile long run Sunday
Oct. 5-11: 3X1600; 5-mile tempo run; 14-mile long run
Oct. 12-18: 6X Yasso 800; 5-mile tempo run; 10-mile long run
Oct. 19-25: 30 minutes easy; 20 minutes easy; 26.2 miles!