I thought this time would never come. The glorious marathon taper period has officially begun and I am not mad about it. Nope, not one bit.
Last week’s training went like this:
Monday: easy 3.1 miles
Tuesday: 8 miles (this speed workout)
Friday: 6 miles (this mile repeats workout)
Saturday: easy 4 miles
As you can see, I skipped my long run on Sunday. I had every intention of doing it in the afternoon after a baby shower that I attended during the day…
…buuuuut that didn’t quite go as planned. I was exhausted and my stomach was full of a trillion grams of sugar so I knew it would not be successful. Instead, I did it last night after work which was a bit of a suck-tastic situation because who in the world wants to run on a treadmill for nearly three hours after a work day? Not me. But when was I going to do it? I had to get my last long run over with, whether I liked it or not.
And it’s done. Over. Just like that.
I’ve got just under 14 to do this weekend and then 10 miles the weekend after. Piece of cake, right? (just say “right”.)
Time to decrease that mileage, spend lots of quality time with my foam roller, pick a race day outfit, book my flight (can’t believe I still haven’t done this), and TRY NOT TO PANIC.
Yesterday was National Pizza Day and I really hope you took advantage of it. Every day seems to be pizza day around here but I made sure to eat some yesterday after my run. I tried another one of those Daiya pizzas that I talked about here. It was the Margherita one and it was good but I like the plain cheese one better!
Pretty close to being accurate.
P.S. Is anyone else watching The Bachelor this season?? Holy geez. Crazy factor was in full effect last night. I don’t know why I find that show so entertaining but it’s like it becomes an addiction. Once you start watching, YOU JUST CAN’T STOP. Can’t wait for Sunday AND Monday’s episodes next week! Anyone have a favourite yet??