Monday, March 31, 2014

Knoxville Marathon Week 10, RACE WEEK!

Monday: rest day

Tuesday: 2x 400's, 1 mile @ GMP, 2x 400's. This workout kicked my ass. The gym was hot and the effort seemed way too much for this last speed workout.

Wednesday: rest day

Thursday: easy 4 miles through my mom's 'hood. I did numerous laps around the streets which didn't have the truly LARGE hills and was still out of breath from this run. Didn't help it was almost 70 degrees and I was over dressed. Derp.

Friday: easy 4 + 5x 20 second sprints at the gym. This one also felt less than easy for the pace. I was overheated in this really nice gym. Side note: L and I easily brought down the average age in the gym by 33+ years that morning.

Saturday: Rest Day!

Went down to Knoxville to pickup my bib at the expo. Rested a lot and tried to come up with a good strategy for the enormously hilly course that was waiting for me on Sunday.

I finished my 11th marathon with a huge smile on my face, and it also happened to be my 2nd fastest time ever. A recap is in the works. Until then, I'll just say it went pretty much as expected, and the hills were no joke!

- xaar


  1. A jam packed week. Looking forward to your marathon recap!

    1. The race recap will be much more interesting than this lame post ;) my phone deleted all the interesting stuff I wrote and I wasn't able to recreate what was lost. Stay tuned! ;)

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    1. So that's what those yellow things are that only exist In distant memories ;) at least it's spring some where ;)

  3. What are these yellow things?! Will we ever see something similar here?!

    I can't wait to hear about the race! I hope the recap has lots of pics. And elevation charts. LOL!

  4. Aw, I love that you finished the marathon with a smile - that's always an important accomplishment :)

  5. I can't wait for the recap...also is that a fitbit on your arm?