Saturday, November 3, 2018

Less than a day until the TCS New York City Marathon: Last week's training

There is no more training left to be done! The last 14 weeks have been long and difficult, but I am fit and ready for my 5th attempt in NYC. This will be my first year with what appears to be excellent weather. I don't want to get my hopes up for a fast race, as anything can happen without pacemakers. It could go out slow, turn into a Fartlek, or go out very quickly. I can only adjust while also staying within myself. I need to run my own race and do my best to run people down the second half, especially as the course gets progressively more difficult. The men's elite field is very deep, and there will be a very high percentage of US athletes who I will be facing again in the 2020 Olympic Trials. This will also be a special year for me as my wife is competing in the women's elite field for the first time. We'll see who will be taking care of who after the race.

I'll be getting up very early tomorrow AM for the NYC Marathon, but fortunately we getting a little help from the calendar with day light savings time coming to end. The extra hour will be very much appreciated. Watch the race on ESPN2. The women start at 9:20 while the men go off at 9:50. The last couple week's of training are below. Thanks for following!

100
Monday
10/22/2018


Tuesday
10/23/2018
4 miles easy, 4 x 2 miles @ threshold + 4 x 200m @ 30-32, 2 miles easy

Wednesday
10/24/2018


Thursday
10/25/2018


Friday
10/26/2018
tempo 3 mile, 2 mile 1 mile, 2 min/1 min rest @4:45-4:50 + 4 x 200m @ 30-32

Saturday
10/27/2018
90-100 min

Sunday
10/28/2018
80-90 min + strides
40-50ish+race
Monday
10/29/2018
70-80 min

Tuesday
10/30/2018
60-70 min

Wednesday
10/31/2018
4 miles easy, 5 x 1000m @ threshold pace + 4 x 200m 2 miles easy

Thursday
11/1/2018
60 min

Friday
11/2/2018
50 min + easy strides

Saturday
11/3/2018
35 min

Sunday
11/4/2018
New York

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