15-16 miles with 2 x 4 miles @ 5:47 pace with 4-5 min rest between
4 mile warmup starting at 545am
4 miles in 540,544,547,548 (downhill first 2 miles)
5 min jog rest for maybe half a mile
2 miles in 550,610 and then I jogged
5.5 miles cool down super slow
I went out too fast today. I even had the luxury of Bert's company for this, but clearly I was just exhausted. I wish I could have finished this workout, but it just wasn't in the cards. After I bailed on the second set, I could barely muster sub-8:00 pace for the cool down, which rarely happens these days. I had squishy shoes from the ridiculous amount of sweat that had accumulated in my socks and my soles, but I don't think that there needs to be an explanation for a crappy workout. They happen. I think this is only my third bad workout in the entire cycle, which is actually pretty great for me.
Just because I didn't finish this workout doesn't mean that I can't run 5:47 pace in two weeks. It just means that my body is ready for taper and once I give it that, my legs will likely feel fresh and ready to roll. I also absolutely MUST not go out faster than 545 pace at the race. I will not feel good. I race better if I negative split so I want to try my damnedest to do just that.
The 2017 Boston Marathon
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