Tuesday, October 14, 2008

On The Taper

Tonight I went out for a 6K recovery run, and began to have a little bit of tapering anxiousness. Reading all of these race reports makes me want to just get out there and race! It didn't help that it was a nice cool evening, and I just felt like taking off. I have a 10K tempo on tap tomorrow though, so I held off.
Training Plan
Mon-rest
Tues- 6K recovery
Wednesday -10K tempo
Thursday - rest
Friday - rest
Saturday- 12K race pace
Sunday - 6K recovery

Also, I would like to introduce Christy from Run Like a Girl. Christy is training for her first full marathon (Disney 2008), and I also know her in real life from Bootcamp class and she is a super person and runner! Drop by her site and wish her a warm welcome!

Thanks for reading!

17 comments:

Melanie said...

that's bad if you're expecting something to go wrong with me so quickly! LOL -- but i'm happy to report that i'm still feeling great! :D this weather has been amazing for running! Enjoy your taper! Have fun.

Melanie said...

by the way, i checked out her blog, but doesn't appear that i can leave a comment (unless i missed something!! which is entirely possible)-- may just wanna let her know :)

Blyfinn said...

Sounds like you made the right choice to hold off. You have better will power then I do. I tend to give in to the urge if I'm feeling good and it's great weather outside.

RoadBunner said...

I am jealous of anyone running a Disney race! Enjoy the taper madness!

D10 said...

The taper is hard at times. Keep working. Your race will be soon!

Denise said...

I feel just the opposite of you today. I am counting down the weeks (2 more to go!) until the taper. Running every day is really catching up to me and I just feel beat up this week!

Marcy said...

Hang in there chica! The end is almost near!! ;-)

tfh said...

You need to save the race reports to read right before your race if they motivate you like that! Have a great tempo run.

Lily on the Road said...

hahaha, you are always so anxious to get to the gate!! Enjoy your down time, you'll be blowing away the competition in no time!!

Jess said...

That looks like a super plan. Don't let taper-madness distract you!

*aron* said...

woooo taper time :) i totally agree all these race reports really get you in the mood to race! still have 7+ weeks for mine :)

Marlene said...

This is such a great time of year to be running...your race'll be here before you know it!

Sonia said...

Taper is the best and worse time of marathon training LOL

BeachRunner said...

T-t-t-t-aper. Good luck.

ncrunner12 said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I definitely hear you about being ready for a race. I'm in taper time right now too and reading about the race reports makes me wish the City of Oaks Marathon would get here already.

I'll be running Disney too so I'll be sure to stop by your friends blog and say hello. Have a good week, looks like you have a great plan set out.

M*J*C said...

I'm in Taper Time too....I just can't wait for the Marathon to get here!!!!!

runjen said...

Your plan looks great! Good luck!!