Can you believe I will only be able to post ONE more Marathon Monday post after this one before the big day? Time is just flying for me and I also just realized that May is a full week over already. How did that happen? I still want to do a post on my goals for the year but I guess I will be posting that one way after the first of the month! So anyways, here is what I did running-wise my last full week of training before taper set in…
Tuesday 1: 5 miles. I ran intervals on this run, warm up, 1 mile fast, 800m recovery, 1 mile fast, recovery, 1 mile fast, cool down. I really like this kind of run and will probably try to sneak one more in before training is over and I take a little break from running.
Thursday 5/3: 5.3 miles. My plan was to run 6 miles this morning but for some reason I only made it to 5.3… I ran the Galloway Method and I must have put in the wrong number of intervals but I was not going to be too concerned about missing .7 miles considering how many miles I was planning to run on Saturday!
Saturday 5/5: 20 miles. My second 20 miler of this training and also my last long run this cycle! It ended up being the huge confidence booster I needed to hopefully make it to the finish line in 13 days!
So now it’s official… I am in TAPER MODE. A few short runs with maybe a little speed mixed in, lots of foam rolling and stretching, maybe some yoga, lots of fluids, healthy foods and trying to calm the nerves for the next 13 days! Yikes!