Monday, March 10, 2008

I heart tapering

T minus one week to the race! I've in the tapering/obsessively-looking-at-weather-dot-com phase. I did six miles on Thursday and skipped Saturday's three-miler because it was pouring (I'd like to avoid running in the rain before the race - I'm afraid I'd get a cold or ear infection). Today was lovely, but I worked late, lost an hour because of daylight saving time and had a birthday brunch to go to. Sooooo my running schedule this week is:

Monday: 3 miles

Wednesday: 2 miles

Friday: 10-15 minutes

Sunday: 13.1 miles!

As of now, is forecasting morning clouds/afternoon sun with a high of 61. PERFECT. Here's hoping it stays that way.

I'm contemplating something crazy, depending on how the Shamrock race goes. There is another half marathon nearby a month after this one. The splendidly named Dismal Swamp Stomp. We'll see if I have it in me to run two half marathons in a month. I'm thinking probably not ...


  1. You are stronger than you think, hon! I can't believe it's time for the Shamrock Marathon already! So fun to think of us having seen you do it last year. Have a wonderful run, and know that Daddy & I are with you there in spirit!

  2. Yay it's almost time! I will be thinking of you on Sunday. Good luck. I know you'll do fine and finish strong. :)

  3. Holy moly you impress me more and more everyday