PGH Marathon training -Week 12 of 16

The focus this week was more on strength and speed and less on distance.  I ran my first race of the season: a 10 miler with a tough climb right at the beginning to prepare me for the tough climb up Mt Washington at the middle of the Pittsburgh Marathon (only one month left to go!). I’ll post the race recap later this week, for now let me just say that I managed to win my division and bring a trophy home πŸ™‚

My mileage was very low this week considering that it is week 12, just 23 miles. This is partly because I did a 10 mile race instead of a longer run, partly because I wanted to rest my legs before the race so I could perform well, and partly because I am doing a lot of cross training. I hope this works out, because I have my first triathlon scheduled for June, which means that I have to start spending more time cycling and swimming πŸ™‚

The bike ride on Thursday was particularly special. My wife had foot surgery last November, and this is the first time she is able to ride since then!! It was a bit unfortunate that it was a ridiculously windy day, which made the ride really hard, but I think she still enjoyed it. I will let her tell you the details.

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Author: brunosalcedo

Can't spell Bruno without a run. I do game theory between long runs.

One thought on “PGH Marathon training -Week 12 of 16”

  1. Great job and congrats on the AG win at the race!

    I think you are more prepared for the marathon than you think. Just make sure to trust your training and rein in your energy at the start so you don’t go out too fast. If you’ve managed to comfortably complete longer runs at a sub-7:30 pace, a 7:03ish pace should be very manageable on race day with tapered legs. We’re almost there!!

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