December 9, 2007
no soy bandito
M: 8mi (8:22)
T: AM 10.2mi incl 12x300@1:05; PM 4.3mi (8:52)
W: AM 7.1mi (9:17); PM 3.5mi (8:45)
R: 9.25mi incl miles 8-9 @6:48, 6:55
F: 8mi (8:10)
Sa: 8mi (8:05)
Su: 13mi (7:20), last mile 6:48
total: 71.3 miles
This does not look like a taper week, but really, it is. The week before got screwed up, so some of the miles ended up in this week. Anyway, this 2nd week of taper started out bleh and got better.
Highlights, such as they are: Tuesday's workout was ok, but not as fast as when I ran it in May. Thursday's "tempo" got cut in half for no other reason than sheer moodiness. Every morning I'd whine about my tight heavy legs, yet my easy pace continued to creep down. Today's 13 was mostly alone, but I still couldn't hold to the intended 7:30 pace.
This taper thing is starting to work; this morning's 13 took hardly anything out of me, and I feel like I could run another 13 right now (stop me, please!). This coming week will be around 30mi + the marathon, and I expect to be jumping out of my skin shortly.
Besides racing smart next Sunday, my main worry is - once again - the weather. A cold front is predicted for sometime next weekend, but they're not sure exactly when, and have already pushed it back a day. Low temps ahead of the front are upper 50s, which is still much better than what we had for Twin Cities. But oh! upper 40s would be so nice.
And then there's still that "racing smart" thing to worry about, oh lord.
Posted by joe positive at December 9, 2007 10:15 AM
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Good Luck! I will be thinking of you this weekend. The good news is that I have heard much of the course in Jacksonville is shaded, so even if the temps creep up a little, the shade should help. Of course I don't know the course, but shade sounds promising.
I am glad you are feeling better. Now relax, sleep, envision that 3:10...
Posted by: mindi at December 10, 2007 9:03 AM