This was my taper week. It was also my first week back to work and I'm a beat. The 5:00 am runs only happened twice this week. It's not easy to get up after being up with a baby a few hours prior. I do, however, love the silence and DVR catch up time. I think the morning workouts will be more effective starting next school year when Lola decides to sleep better. She will, right?
Even though I didn't get in a bunch of runs this week, I killed my long run on Friday. I ran 8 miles under 80 minutes and it totally didn't kill me! It felt really good and really wasn't hard at all.
I'm not sure why they say that 67% of my runs were done at night. Apparently 5:00 am is considered night now because thee sun isn't up?
Here are this week's thoughts:
How do I feel you ask?
Despite not making all my miles this week, I feel really good after Friday's long run. I'm super confident that I'll be able to run well next Saturday. I'll be honest though, I probably will give running a little break after the Mini. My knees are really feeling it after all this training. My focus after next week will be toning since swimsuit season is a month of away. How did that one happen?
My Goals for this Race:
My goal is to run the entire race and keep about a 10 minute mile pace. If the adrenaline kicks in and I can make it under 2 hours I'll be pumped.
What I Want to Do This Week:
I'm going to keep it easy this week but still get in a few good runs before the race. I want to keep my knees strong and give my toes a bit of time to heal before getting all blistered up again. After the race I'm investing in new running shoes -- I already have them all picked out don't you worry!
Well, it's time to get around and take Coco to Sesame Street Live. This kid has been a real turd here lately. Please tell me he will wake up a new child as soon as he hits 4?
Just one more week until Race Day!