So, I ran a marathon yesterday. I’ll write a full race recap and race review (spoiler alert: it’s a great race) later this week, but in a nutshell … I ran yet another 3:13 (this makes three of them) and took second place. I was on track for my 3:10 goal and the win until my digestive system decided to be a jerk. Whomp whomp.
But that’s a story for a later day, and I should probably recap my final week of training. Here you go.
4.2 miles nice and easy, then a short core workout
Tempo intervals, 3x1000m, for a total of 6 miles
5 miles easy and some core
3.5 slow and easy miles. I planned to take a rest day, but I was at a conference all day (i.e. sitting), and my legs were stiff as boards. I had to move them.
Another 3.5 miles, this time on the hotel treadmill since it was 33 degrees out and, like a dummy, I didn’t pack long sleeves. Followed by some stretching to precede another day of conference-sitting.
26.2 miles down a canyon. I’m hoping the official race pics are good (and borrowable), since I didn’t take any while I ran. Here’s one from after the race.
Total: 48..4 miles (22.2 pre-race)
This is a short and mostly pictureless blog post; sorry about that. I’m trying to summit Grading Mountain this week, and it’s leaving me short on blog time. But I promise that, unless the race pictures aren’t posted, I’ll get that recap written.
Anybody else race this weekend? How’d it go?
27 thoughts on “Fall Classic Marathon Training: Race Week”
Congrats on a successful race! (even if it wasn’t your goal, 3:13 and 2nd place is pretty awesome).
Thanks! I’m trying to be positive about it; your comment helps!
I can imagine your frustration, but wow! You were so close to your goal and you had had doubts about it. At least the stomach is something out of your control, for the most part. So you know you put in a fantastic race. 33 degrees the day before a race in September! Only in Colorado! Can’t wait to read more.
I know… that was some crazy weather! And today it was 90 again. Go figure.
I look forward to the race recap cassie, sorry to hear that your stomach was being a pain. That is my greatest fear for the marathon, and that is why I am working on it so much during y training. I have had so many practice long runs (today included) where I am eating my entire pre race meal at the same time, and doing everything to make sure that doesn’t happen.
At least you know that once you get that figured out, you will be ready. Hope you are resting up!
I’d practiced all my fueling, too, but the gels were newish. I don’t really think it was because of them, but I wish I’d had more chances to train with them!
I have been waiting to see how your race went! I can’t wait for the recap! Sorry about the issues! In my eyes, you are a rock star! You are amazing!!!! Congrats on a successful marathon! 🙂
I can’t wait to read your re cap. I am sorry you didn’t reach your goal due to stomach issues- that sucks!! Racing is so stressful because something that is for the most part out of your control can affect your race. You look like a champ in your post race picture and can only ever dream of running a 3:13!!! My PR is a 3:28 but I hope I can someday improve on that time by just a little bit.
I’m sure you can improve if you want to! Now I just need to be a strength training rockstar like you!
You are so amazing. You don’t even look like you had just finished a marathon. I can’t wait for the recap. Congratulations!!
Well, by the time the picture was taken, I’d been sitting and drinking water for a bit. 🙂
Congratulations! Although you did not hit your goal, you still put in amazing work and you should still be proud!
You are so speedy!! Someday maybe I’ll be up there with you, great job!
Okay, I know it wasn’t your goal but damn, that is a smokin’ marathon time!!! I’ll gladly take that as a PR. 😉
Thanks! Our easy run times are the same, so maybe our marathon times will be closer after your next one!
OMG thats amazing!! you inspire me so much! Btw- i love your running shoes, that red is fab.
Thanks! I love Mizunos.
3:13 is awesome!! Great job!! I can’t wait for the full recap!
Congrats on 2nd place! So sorry to hear about the stomach issues that kept you from hitting your goal though 😦
A 3:13 marathon is absolutely ridiculous!!! How on earth do you do that Cassie!!?? Can I borrow your legs and speed for Portland, pretty please? 🙂 Congrats on your 2nd place finish. Can’t wait to hear all about the race.
I really want to run Portland someday, so I’ll have to live it vicariously through you in a few weeks!
You did a great job. Congrats on your race. Keep pushing forward and believing, you will reach your goal.
Thanks! I hope so!
Even though it wasn’t what you wanted, know that you are a Speedy Gonzales! Also, oh the grading mouton…it haunts me.
Thanks! That dang mountain just keeps growing, too!