Hail to The Victors!
Two week taper works for me. Anymore and I start to feel lazy. We are so geared towards daily runs that are pretty long and often stressful that by only making small adjustments we give our bodies a chance to recover. The key is active recovery while keeping your foot on the gas a little. By taking off too much it gives our bodies a false sense of security and it begins to regress. Does that make sense?
Rick "The will to win means nothing without the will to prepare." - Juma Ikangaa "I wanna go fast." Ricky Bobbyrunningforcassy.blogspot.com
'07: 1324.5 | '08: 1561 | '09: 1810.9 run ~ 208.7 bike | '10: 1,000.3 run ~ 3513.5 bike | '11: 710.3 run ~ 4157.9 bike '12: 659.9 run ~ 3365.6 bike (100% benched by ortho last 4.5 weeks while in long-arm cast)
• DON'T BREAK ANYTHING!!!
• get within 5#s of 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
• 1st olympic distance duathlon
• 1st Iceman Cometh mtn bike race
• Half Fanatic
• punch Type 1 in the junk
Our final long run was this morning. Ten miles, longest run for Tammy since she has been running. There was some fatigue and pains and self-doubt about the half, but she will have no trouble, which I reassured her of. Good overall pace for her as well at 10:22 with the fastest the final mile at 10:08. She did great! Plus, it was windy as can be this morning which adversely affected about half of our run.
Not really sure what kind of running plan to do for the next couple of weeks. It will be easy, but like Joe said, I don't want to back off too much. I also don't think a taper matters as much for a half, especially when we aren't really going to be "racing" it.
I have to take it easy as my rll was giving me grief after the 10 on Saturday. Something still isn't "right".
Resting, but not icing, Michelle. I know, I'm bad.
Here's something I snapped the other day on southbound 75 in construction - go figure - (hard to take pictures and drive) for all you full runners:
Think Whirled Peas
Just because running is simple does not mean it is easy.
And DUDE...Rick. You gotta take care of that wheel, lest you end up running 13.1 miles in a teeny tiny circle 'cause you only got one good 'un...
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