I've been enjoying the taper this week, getting my yoga done and some strength training. I did have a nice time on the stationary bike on monday, and got in a good treadmill run on tuesday. But since the Charleston marathon there really hasn't been that much activity. First I had that foot problem that required 10 days off. And there was only about 4 weeks in between marathons here. So with 2 weeks to recover and 2 weeks to taper, it doesn't leave much time for a build. Still, the longest run I've had since Charleston has been 5 miles. That can't be good.
My plan is to enjoy the weekend. We're going to go down there, visit with friends, run long, and have a good time. I'm going to start out somewhere around an 8:30 or 9:00 pace, and then try and pick it up a bit in the second half if there is anything left. No official time goals, just finish, don't die, and don't get injured. It's supposed to be nice weather down there, so just enjoy the beach and visit with friends. If you're down there, we're having a meetup at Mellow Mushroom saturday night at 6 pm. Come say hi!
|Last year before the start of the MB half. Great race!|
Last year we had a blast. Set a nice PR in the half, broke 2 hours for the first time, and had a great weekend overall. I think Kelley is sharing my goals as well. Finish, don't die, don't get injured. She also hasn't been long since Charleston.
Good luck if you're racing this weekend too!