I completed my last long run of my Illinois Marathon training plan. I'm currently on week 19 of a 21 week plan, and honestly, I am ready for it to be over. The next time I'll have a true long run is Saturday, April 28th - the day of the marathon.
I am lucky that we did not have school today, so did my long run today. Normally, I would have to do my long run on Saturday or Sunday due to time. I love long weekends. Originally, I was going to run my long run on Saturday, but when I started to run, I knew it was not going to happen. I was not mentally prepared to spend 3+ hours running, nor was I physically prepared. I didn't eat enough the day before or the morning of my run, nor did I drink enough. I stopped at 10 and called it a day.
However, today I woke up in Iowa excited to run my last long run. There is something special knowing that the tapering is beginning. On my run, I thought about how many miles I've run in this training plan. IN the past 9 days, I have run 70 miles. In my training plan so far, I have run over 730 miles. I think my legs are ready for a taper.
Do you normally do your long run on a certain day? Or, does it depend on your schedule? I typically do mine on Sunday morning. But, I did one 20-miler three weeks ago and today's 22-miler both on Monday.