April 10, 2005
too much excess energy
Does anyone enjoy a taper? I'm not crawling the walls yet, but I wouldn't call it fun either. I have a lot more energy than usual, but it's not real productive stuff, more the foot-tapping, chair-rocking, hair-twirling kind.
Training week: Thursday was a nondescript 8-miler and I felt a little tired. I wore a newish pair of shoes (not a new model, just a new pair), and after I got home I noticed some moderate pain in my toes while walking around the house barefoot. FREAK OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!! After a couple advil, some ice, and some more ice later on, it was completely gone, but I used that as an excuse to bag the 5k I'd planned to race Friday evening. Friday was another nothing 8-miler. I worked a regular day Friday, then babysat a process all Friday night (I had to get up to check on things every hour between 11:30 and 5:30). By 7:30 am Saturday, things were looking pretty good, so I went for 7 miles in the shoes I want to wear in Boston. I especially wanted to see how the low heels would feel up and down hills. I think they'll do, but I'll bring some other shoes just in case.
The best thing about working all night Friday was that it freed me up to do my last (medium-) long run with club people ths morning. We had great weather, and for some reason I just wanted to go go go. I ran 16 miles at 7:40 avg pace, and finished feeling like I could run some more. In fact, I wish I could run some more right now. Maybe it would stop me grinding my teeth.
Posted by joe positive at April 10, 2005 3:39 PM