Browsed by
Tag: peak week

Peak Training Week and the Sunset Endurance Challenge

Peak Training Week and the Sunset Endurance Challenge

I’ve decided that Thanksgiving break and peak marathon training week make an excellent combination.  I didn’t plan it this way but it really was the best week of the year for getting in a lot of miles not to mention the abundance of delicious food!  I only worked one day (and even then it was part-time) so I had the time flexibility for running and cooking. My kids had no complaints! How could I turn down my son’s request for…

Read More Read More

Surviving “Peak Week”

Surviving “Peak Week”

How do you survive the hardest training week of a marathon cycle?  One day at a time. Last week was hard.  I knew going into it that it would be but I had to get through it and remind myself that it would all be worth it.  Peak week is the week with a lot of miles and some killer workouts.  It all builds up to this and then… hello taper. Going into last week I was already sore.  I…

Read More Read More

BIG miles and running doubles??

BIG miles and running doubles??

Last week was my peak mileage week for NYC and it happened to be my biggest mileage week. EVER. Without wasting any time, here’s how it all went down: Sun. 10/7/12- 15 easy @ 7:45. Perfect weather and felt good considering my 5K the day before. Mon. 10/8/12- Off. My body needed a little rest after Sat.’s race and Sun.’s long run. Tue. 10/9/12- 10 easy @ 7:36. Nice easy progression run that felt great. Wed. 10/10/12- 14 hard. (2…

Read More Read More

Racing, Resting and Peak Week!

Racing, Resting and Peak Week!

I must admit that the last few weeks have been a bit of a running blur.  I’ve been doing my best trying to balance racing and recovery all the while continue training for NYC which is now less than 4 weeks away!  My recent half marathon and 5K were incredible experiences and I guess I’ve just been floating along on a runner’s high.  I’ve cut my mileage a little the past few weeks trying to taper for them.  I know…

Read More Read More