Week 13 of Richmond Marathon Training – Peak Week

And just like that…  It’s time to taper!

Ah!  I am getting so close to race day!  This was a big running week.  (perhaps that’s why I am almost a week late in posting about it?)  😉

Tuesday –  4.4 miles

Wednesday – 12 Miles

Thursday – 6 miles

Friday – rest day

Saturday – 5 miles

Sunday – 22 miles!

For Sunday’s run, we woke up super early and headed down to Richmond to run with my Sister in Law.  We got down there just before 7 and ran the first 20 miles of the marathon course!  It is such a pretty run!

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Sunrise at the start of a beautiful run!

I also brought along my new tiny camera.  I no longer carry my phone with me on my runs, and I missed having the camera on hand because you never know what you’re going to see out on a run!

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Of course, with a camera at the ready, selfies are a little too tempting

We took this one easy and just tried to enjoy our longest training run.  And we really did…

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Richmond really is a beautiful city!

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So excited to see this view on race day!

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My sister in law is training for her first marathon, and she is doing awesome!  I’m so proud of her, she ran 20 miles, her longest run yet!    Zach and I had 22 miles on the schedule, so when we finished at the car, we circled around and got our last 2 miles in.  All in all it was a great way to finish up this round of training.  We had fun, got a preview of race day, and I felt great!

Its so encouraging!  I am feeling so much more prepared for this 26.2 coming up, and I can’t wait to run!

Now its time to taper, and I no longer know what to do with myself…  😉

Do you enjoy tapering before a race, or does it drive you crazy?  

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  1. I really enjoyed my taper this time around! Embrace it! It’s there for a reason! what is the camera you are using?

    • Thanks! Problem is, I think I’m embracing it a little too much this time. 😉
      The camera is a Polaroid Cube. It’s a neat little gadget. In fact, I just wrote a little more about it in another blog post. 🙂

  2. ahh this weekend is my first 20+ of this training cycle and right now I’m feeling great, so hoping that lasts until this weekend!!

    • Good luck on your long run! Feeling great going into it, makes all the difference in the world! I was actually looking forward to this one, instead of worried/dreading it, and I had a great time! 😉

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