Now on to my second week of tapering. On a side note, you can read about week 1 HERE. My goal for week 2 was to run 26.6-31.1 miles. That would put me at 60-70% of my mileage the week before taper started, which happened to be my highest mileage week in this training cycle.
Here is how it turned out:
|Countdown to Xmas|
Tuesday: 3.40 miles on home incline TM (pace 10'55")
Wednesday: 6.57 miles on gym TM (pace 9'53")
Thursday: 1.25 miles on home incline TM (pace 12'19")
Friday: 2.35 miles on gym TM (pace 10'10")
Saturday: 4.50 miles on gym TM (pace 10'12") immediately followed by 3.52 miles on gym TM (pace 9'55")
Sunday: 3.0 miles on incline TM (pace 11'53")
Total Miles: 26.84
How do I feel about this? Just peachy or as peachy as a sluggish, grouchy, tapering mom can feel! Yes, it was all on the treadmill but that is what life allowed this week. I am also happy that I found the time to run 6.57 miles mid-week and run my 8.02 miles on Saturday. I had to break up that run due to a pit stop and just chose to stop and restart my Nike+ app versus letting it hang on waiting. This is a definite plus over what I have done in previous tapers where I feel I had cut back too much in distance and intensity.
|Amish Friendship Bread|
Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for well wishes and good night dreams.
Daily Affirmation: I am at peace with the universe.