|August 3, 2012||Posted by Emily under Uncategorized|
Turning this week into an unexpected taper/race week meant I had to get my mileage down real quick like. With rest and light exercise being two of the things I hate most in life, this was not really a fun task. But, I also knew the only way I was going to have a remotely enjoyable/strong race tomorrow, was through majorly stepping back my mileage for the week.
So I did:
Monday morning: 6 miles
Evening: 6.5 miles
Tuesday morning: 5 miles/1 hr Pilates
Wednesday night: Ran 6.2 miles to the airport to swoop up a sweaty mom, who made the last minute trek down the weekend, and a suitcase full of my favorite Vermont beer.
Best mom EVER.
As a bit of a travel nut, who likes to flit about the country for races, while using as few vacation days as possible, I like to maximize my travel days with super early flights out, and redeyes back home. Every time I have a crack of dawn morning flight, I desperately wish that a service was available to take my suitcases to the airport, while I travel there in my hokas. My apartment is well situated to provide a number of mileage options to get to the airport, all following runner friendly trails. But sadly, no such service exists. (Take note, people, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY. I will pay good $$$ for this)
While it wasn’t for my own trip, I still got to fulfill my wish to run to the airport for an errand, when my mom flew in on Wednesday night, and needed help lugging the 6 cases of Heady Topper. Happy to assist with beer toting (and mom fetching) I ran 6.2 slow and easy miles under the planes.
Thursday morning: 30 minute swim/float with no running for the day
And, more importantly, the start of carbo loading
Friday morning: out the door for a 30 minute shakeout run
And more carboloading.
Best part of race week, hands down.
Mileage total for the week: 27-28ish
Today, I’m jittery, buzzing with nerves, off-the-wall excited, and playing Eminem, Kelly, and Rihanna on repeat. Signs that my short and sweet taper is surely working.
Be back later with some goals for the race, after I figure out exactly what they are.
Good luck to everyone else racing and slaughtering some miles this weekend!