|15||7 easy||8.5 (3x2@9:00)||off||12 (10@9:34)||6 easy||6 easy||16 long||55.5|
|16||5 easy||8.5 (4x1.5mi@~8:50)||off||5 easy||sick||8 easy||sick||26.5|
I'm so glad to put that cold behind me! Week 17 includes two key workouts: a strength workout (done) and a tempo run (in two days). After that, it's 10 days of actual taper with no key workouts.
Now that most of my training is in the bank, my perspective is good, and I'm ready to say what my goals for the race are.
A Goal: Sub-4:10. I believe I can do this, but things will have to go just right on race day. Since my longest training runs have been 16 milers, I'll have ten miles of uncharted territory in the race, and I don't know how that will impact things. A 4:10 marathon means 26.2 miles at about 9:30 pace.
B Goal: Sub-4:20. This means around 9:55 pace. I feel confident that I can do this.
C Goal: Sub-4:30. If I'm just not feeling it, or if anything goes wrong, I should be able to do 10:20-ish pace. I will still be proud of finishing my second marathon, and it will be a 21+ minute PR!
Lots of running bloggers are posting their goals for 2013, but I'm too busy focusing on Disney to consider goals for the rest of the year. I'll think about this year's goals and races after next Sunday.