I made it to the taper!! That feels good to say. This was a tough week, but I survived…and while it’s “all downhill from here” there are still some workouts and long runs to get through. However, I think by this point I have put in most of the work so from here on out it’s all about being smart and not overdoing it.
Monday: 7 miles easy, core and hip exercises
Tuesday: 10 miles: 2 mile warm up, 2 x 3 miles at 8:10 pace with 1 miles recovery between, 1 mile cool down.
On this particular day there was a cop outside my development who wouldn’t let me turn down the main road. I went across the street to the other side of the development which has a hilly .8 mile loop and completed this run there. I wonder what my neighbors though of my outfit!
Wednesday: Strength training/core and hip exercises
Thursday: 7 mile easy, core and hip exercises
Friday: 10 miles with middle 8 at MGP
Saturday: 18 miles on a hilly route.
I ended up running with Rob again for my long run even though we were at home. Not sure what led us to do his but I think it was partly because his MP3 player died and I knew I would need someone to push me through this run after already having a tough week of training. I was pretty miserable most of the time- frustrated with the hills and my slower pace, and feeling like my legs didn’t want to move. I was definitely glad when it was over!
Sunday: Rest/recovery- some yoga poses for the hips/hamstrings/back, foam rolling, and took an epsom salt bath
Total: 52 miles
It’s a good thing it’s taper time because this week is gonna be crazy. I leave for my conference in New Orleans on Wednesday morning and don’t get back until Saturday evening, and I will be working long hours the whole time I am there. Hopefully I can still stay on track with my training (I definitely want to get in at least 1 run while I am there!) but I’m just not sure how it will all play out. That also means I won’t be very active in the blogging world once again- although I am hoping to have another post or two scheduled for later this week. One of these days life will quiet down and I will be able to catch up on everything!
Congrats to everyone who raced this weekend!
How were your workouts last week?
Who raced this weekend? How did it go?
Do you think your neighbors judge you because of your running clothes? Ever have to lap the same area over and over?