11 days and counting! ❤
Boy do I get nice and cranky with less running in my days and week…
I feel GREAT after the race on Sunday… legs are not sore at all! However, I resisted the urge to run yesterday. In fact… I didn’t do diddly-squat!
I am very very much aware that 11 days is very soon but it is also far enough away that I still need to BE SMART.
Remember… it is what Ryan Hall said–“Get to the start line Healthy.”
I have so much to do in the next 48 hours when i leave for Denver! Number 1 on this list is attempt to learn the difference between Procedural Due Process and Substantial Due Process and the amount of process given to a public employee versus the Average Joe…. gahh wish me luck!
I hope to get a run into day as a “study break”. I was supposed to run with some friends at 6am this morning, but I am studying instead. (Ok… studying and writing this really really brief post!)
I was thinking about the whole “tapering” thing. I have never actually done it. I have no idea how it works:
- Do I put in less weekly mileage or just cut my runs pace?
- Do I still do some speed and tempo work to keep my legs fresh?
- What about my love for weight lifting and circuit training? Where do those come in?
I have actually found that my legs do best when they are pushed HARD in a crossfit WOD about 3 to 4 days before a run: They are super sore the next two days, begin healing on the third day, and strong and ready to go on the fourth day! I have run my last couple races with that “strategy” and my legs respond well. Should I attempt to apply this to the marathon as well?!
I am afraid of losing the quick legs speed/turnover that my speed workouts and temp runs have provided me with the last few months. I would still like to do some stride-outs in the next 11 days…
I know I will not run 2 days before the race. I usually never run 2 days before (unless it is purely strideouts).
Today I would like to go for a slow 8 miler, without a watch, and just loosen my legs.
We will see if my Studying and preparedness for my exam in 24 hours allows for this. Bahhhh I need Thanksgiving Break!!
Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone!
PLEASE help me out on your ideas of Tapering!!!
Are you best focused on work/school in the morning or evenings?