According to my training plan, this is week 17 or the taper week before the taper week. According to my own personal plan, this is more like week 7 since that’s right around where I jumped in after a month of barely running at all.
Hence why I tend to feel so unprepared for all this.
WHERE MY TAPER BUDDIES AT!?
I’m seriously so happy to know such cool people who are going through this at the exact same time I am. It really takes the edge off.
My mileage is on a steady decline. I really want to take care of my leg right now. I have been pretty much entirely pain free, but then this morning I woke up with a stiff/sore right knee so of course I’m over-analyzing that to no end. The pain feels less like something is pulled and more like a bruise; very local in one spot, but I can’t see anything on the outside. Either way right now it’s taped and today is a rest day so hopefully it will be much better for 8 miles tomorrow.
Workouts this week:
- Saturday, May 10: 12 miles (8:09 pace). This one was rough. I was hurting, it was humid and I could have used a snorkel to save me from my own sweat by the time I was done.
- Sunday, May 11: 1 hour on the Octane + stroller runs to and from the playground (totaling a little over 2.5 miles).
- Monday, May 12: 50 minutes on the bike (12.4 miles) + abs.
- Tuesday, May 13: 4 mile speed work (warmup + 3x1200s @ around 6:50 pace) + arms & core.
- Wednesday, May 14: 6.2 easy (8:01 pace) + 90 minutes of hot yoga.
- Thursday, May 15: 3.1 miles progressive with hill intervals (7:34 pace) + abs.
Not enough coffee in the world. This is definitely a two Starbucks visit kind of day. Actually I’m going to take a long lunch and go cash in on my Mother’s Day massage. I need it and I can’t wait.
5 Reasons to…NOT Do the ROC Race with My Best Friend
This is Favorite. Just to clarify, she is the one on the right. Though it would be pretty cool to be BFFs with the Ravens mascot.
This Sunday, Favorite will be taking no prisoners at Baltimore’s ROC Race. For those of you who do not know what a “ROC Race” is, “ROC” stands for Ridiculous Obstacle Course and the “Race” part refers to the fact that it’s a 5K. A little while ago, she asked me if I wanted to do the ROC Race with her. I really REALLY did. Sadly, I had to decline.
These are just FIVE of the reasons that I opted out. There are also five to seven additional reasons, but these strike me as the ones that I would be most likely to obtain an injury on. Numbers 1 and 4 are both recipes for a face plant. Due to past field day experiences I already know I’m not coordinated enough to run through tires. Number 3? I’ve seen Total Wipeout once or twice and I know what can happen. And I’m not taking my chances with anything called the “Wrecking Ball”.
I am officially SINGLE DIGIT DAYS away from my first full marathon and as much fun as the world’s largest inflatable water slide sounds I’d never be able to forgive myself if I ended up in a body cast from falling off of it. I’ll just have to cheer her on from the sidelines this time.
Have you ever done an obstacle course race? Would you ever? Do you like giant inflatable water slides? (Who doesn’t!?)
I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL weekend!