Week 14 Boston Marathon Training 2016

The taper has begun!  I am actually enjoying the lower mileage, especially since my Achilles and hamstring/glute have been causing some pain.  I am hopeful everything will remain OK before the race and hopefully heal up a bit during this taper.

My focus is on race pace.  I am settling into a pace just under 8:00 per mile, but I will have to see how it goes.  Last year I set a new PR at Boston with 3:39:00 and so far this year I have been running faster.  It all comes down to race day and how my body feels, the temperate, health and sleep.  My BQ time is 3:55:00 so I always train to finish below 3:50:00

Monday: Row machine intervals for a total of 43 minutes plus a visit to my chiropractor.  She worked on my achilles and it felt a lot better.  I have been icing it and sleeping with a compression sock to help it heal.  I decided to skip PiYo class today because I didn't want to irritate it.  Still pretty sore after my last long 20 mile run.

Tuesday: Speed Work 8x 800 repeats.  Thankfully the achilles didn't hurt but my hamstring/glute did.  I didn't want to over do it today, so I backed off the speed a little.  Average time per 800m was 3:30

Wednesday: Spin Class/cross training

Thursday: Long Run at 13 miles around an average pace of 8:07 per mile.  I had to switch my long run from this weekend because I will be out-of-town.

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Rest

Sunday: Tempo run 4 miles @ 7:28 average pace.