June 7, 2006
Stacks of Final Exams!
It's finals time! I think the whole finals time fits in nicely with my tapering. Now that I have entirely too much to do per day than 24 hours will allow, my running will have to drop down on the priority list anyway. So missing a run here and there feels a lot less guilty when I'm officially tapering. I know you're all laughing at my 33 miles per week marathon training and saying "how can he taper from that?". Well, I'm not sure either and I'll probably end up with more miles this week from my taper than either of the last two weeks, but for me I think its more a mental thing right now. If I tell myself that I have great training in the bag and now I'm tapering, my body and mind might just believe it. And since I have an offer on the table for a top 10 finish donation bonus (and I still need all the bonuses I can get), I'm going to actually be shooting for closer to 2:50.
On another note, so far during my final push I've had 22 new donations totaling $934! I really truely want to thank everyone who has supported my campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society so far and encourage more to donate to this cause. This organization supports cancer research and cancer patients and is very highly respected/rated in terms of efficiency and percent of donations going directly towards helping the cause.
Thanks again! Without everyone's help I wouldn't be as close to my $4400 goal as I already am - the home stretch is in sight.
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Miles this week: 6.5 miles, YTD: 934, $ raised for LLS: $2804
Tuesday: 0 miles
Monday: 6.5miles, Central Park
Posted by james at June 7, 2006 6:34 AM