Race week! I love Marathon weekend in Pittsburgh, it’s always such a fun time. The atmosphere and energy in the air, from the athletes and all the spectators is just amazing!
It was a bit bittersweet, since I really do love the course and the city, but the marathon organizer has chosen to partner with Chick-fil-A for the next three years, so I’ll be bowing out of both running and volunteering (multiple events throughout the year) until that contract is up. They already had my money for this year, but next year I’m looking at either Cincinnati or Toledo.
After my impromptu Stupid Week the week before, I took this week a bit easier to ease into the marathon
- Monday: Rest.
- Tuesday: Rest.
- Wednesday: 3 miles. Was supposed to run more, but the heat and the pollen stopped me two miles early. Glad I did it though, was good acclimation.
- Thursday: 7 miles with speedwork: 4 x hill repeat. A big showing from the Frontrunners, I think we all had a lot of nervous energy going into race weekend.
- Friday: Rest.
- Saturday: Marathon 5K (and pasta party).
- Sunday: Marathon.
- Core/strength: None this week, back at it next week.
Race reports owed: Jackpot.