Friday, September 19, 2008

Tapering

Well, the taper pains are here I think. Seriously...my legs feel like lead!! I did go for a run last night, a tempo, that because of lost signals I think was a bit short, but on mapmyrun it came up at most .20 short of the 10 miles I thought I did, so not OVERLY short. I guess the time I had is fairly close, I mean at most it's probably 1-2 minutes off, which isn't a lot over 10 miles. At most instead of the 8:01 pace Garmin said, probably an 8:20...how is that?? Means I did run at least 5-6 miles of MP like I planned. I really didn't believe it though, my legs felt so tight I really didn't feel like I was running some of the sub 8 miles that were coming up.

Middle of the night I woke up, and feeling like lead still, I decided you know, this is taper week, I had planned 44 miles, but if I didn't run today, I'd still be at 40 for the week if I run tomorrow (which I am) and Sunday, which I definitely plan on, it's not a big deal. The hay is in the barn, as Nathan, one of my training coaches put it. There is only injury and overtraining and not enough rest that can come right? So I slept in this morning and took this afternoon off. Of course I snacked and feel guilty about that and feel I should go run that off...maybe I should go soak in a tub instead...see if that soaks the tightness out of my legs.

Anyway, other than that, I'm glad the week is over. I have class on Monday, training group on Tuesday (but only for 2 more weeks, that makes me kind of sad) and class again on Wednesday. Can I just say how much I look forward to Thursday?

7 comments:

L said...

The hay is for sure in the barn. Just have fun and try not to go crazy now, right? :)

Nicole said...

Enjoy the tapering. And, no guilt of snacks

teacherwoman said...

Hey... enjoy the taper!

Annette said...

It's tough not to feel guilty while tapering - but try and enjoy it. As for those lead legs, I know the feeling. Hope it passes soon. Take it easy and enjoy your training and classes!

Firefly's Running said...

Don't feel guilty. You did the work. Enjoy the taper.

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Runner Leana said...

Ohhh, taper time! If your legs are feeling like lead then a rest day was probably a good call. If your legs are still tight maybe a massage would help out?

I have the Garmin 305 and that lets me upload workouts. I'm not sure if the previous generation allows you to do that, or if you have to create the workout directly in the Garmin.