Today I ran my final long run before Boston. 26 miles!!!!!! I am following the Galloway training program. My final long run was a slow pace 26 miles “practice” marathon. The purpose of Galloway’s practice marathon is to avoid early bonking during the race. Also, I am able to train to 26 miles because of the Galloway’s program …. running and walking tends to be a bit less harsh on my body. He also provides plenty of easy weeks between my long efforts, so I’m not killing myself.
I am officially in taper mode.
Three weeks Boston…..
. My training schedule for the next few weeks
March 30 …12 miles
April 6……Star Wars Disney 10k at Disney World
April 15 26.2 Boston
I am becoming a warm weather running. This training season many of my long runs have been done in Florida. (60 degrees and above) Yes, it is true, I have planned my Florida winter trips to coincide with my long runs.
I never liked running outside in New England Winter. My lungs freeze and I spent the rest of the day hacking. I also hate wearing 100 layers of clothing and freezing my tush off! I also hate ice and snow and cold extremities. Yuck!
Runners are shocked when I say this….
Yes, the secret is out …I want a sixty degree Boston Marathon.