Taper time has fully arrived! *sigh*.
What is taper? For the uninitiated, it is a cut back in mileage for a period of time preceding a race. The intention is to rest a bit so your legs are fresh and “springy” come race morning. Tapering worked really well for Disney 2012- so I am taking my taper seriously!
Taper does not mean putzing through your runs though- just making each run shorter. It also means extra rest days!
With that in mind- here’s the rundown:
Last weeks LR:
Saturday: 17 miles, 8:23 avg pace
Sunday: XT: 5 mile WALK (fast) with the dog! (yes, a serious walk really is cross training. I learned that from my bible, Advanced Marathoning)
Tuesday: 7.4 miles, 1 hour total time (didn’t wear a watch)
Wednesday: 2x2x3x1: 2@8:48, 2@ 8:13, 3 @ 7:30, 1 @ 8:48= 8 miles total (my favorite TM workout!!!)
Thursday- 7 miles with Nicole! She did a great recap of our morning run. I sent her our details- so check it out over there!
Friday- TBD. Probably off. I have a big afternoon- more on that soon!
Saturday- LAST DOUBLE DIGIT RUN BEFORE BOSTON! 13 (planned) miles.
Next week? LOTS of sleep, some running, a dress rehearsal- and hopefully making very nutritious choices!
10 days to go before the big day….
Later today: Mike says he is going to do a Guy Day Friday Post- Stay tuned!