7 weeks out…!!!

Hi!  Okay so I am officially 7 weeks out from my next race and it is time to CRACK DOWN!!  This past weekend, I went for a 15.5 mile run and it felt amazing!  Now, over the next 4 weeks, I will have an ‘extreme’ period as I like to call it where I will be having my longest runs of the training season.  These runs will be as follows:

6 weeks out from race:  18 miles
5 weeks out from race:  19 miles
4 weeks out from race:  15 miles
3 weeks out from race 22 miles

Then…after this month of maddess, I will get a 2 week taper where I will get to do some shorter, easier runs.  So, as you can imagine, my diet starting NOW is more important then ever!  This means eating clean, healthy, whole foods that are going to help me feel my best, so I can preform my best!  One of the things I find super important is having a training plan in writing.  It is so easy just to talk about what you are going to do to prepare for something like a race, but to actually have it down on paper allows you to see it, and not worry about thinking about it – you just do it!

Here is what my training plan over the next week will look like:

Monday:  5 Mile easy run
Tuesday:  5 mile easy run
Wednesday:  Stationary Bike
Thursday:  6 mile easy run
Friday:  off or elliptical 45 min
Saturday:  18 mile long run
Sunday:  Yoga!

7 Weeks to marathon…here we go!