Week of Mar 25 ~ 31
Two weeks until the Boston Marathon.
71.6km / 44.5 mi.
Extra rest day, having run long and hard Sat and Sun.
7:30pm - 9.6k - club track workout - 5,000m time trial.
Wanted to run under 20:00 and ran 19:36.
1000m splits were 3:50/57/59/4:00/3:49
Ran strong, but not all out. Picked up last 1000 with no problem. Felt very good, with fresh legs. And that with just two days rest after two hard days. Tapering is overrated!
Weather: 9C/48F, no wind
12:30 - 10k easy in 55:42 (28:20/27:22)
1:00 - Gym workout
3:00 - 22k with 12k of hills (1.2k up/down x 5)
First 3 hills fast down, then fast up, then fast up and down, continuing for 5k at almost marathon pace in 4:35/37/38/36/31.
Felt ok, but not really "good." Into wind coming back, plus had on heavier shoes.
Namban Rengo hanami (cherry blossom viewing) party - ate and drank too much (but managed to limit carbs pretty well).
1:00 - 30k in 2:34:45 @5:10/k
Planned to go easy out and 4:45 pace in. Legs got tired and a bit sore the last 10k.
Last long run before Boston.
Weather: 8C/46F (typical Boston weather).
5 hours ago