Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I'll have a side of taper

I made it through the big week of miles.  And now it is time to start tapering.  But just because I am less than three weeks out from the marathon and taper has officially started, doesn't mean the hard workouts stop.

Today is a prime example.  I have 3x2mi at tempo pace.  In the rain.  At least it will be a warm, 60F rain.


And just because it is taper, doesn't mean I wont be throwing in a little race.  This weekend I will run in an all woman's 5k race on Sunday to support breast cancer.  This will be my third year running it and it has to be one of my favorite races.  So just because its taper, doesn't mean I would miss it.


Just because taper has started, doesn't mean there isn't still lots of fun to be had.  It is hard to believe that the marathon is so close.  Feels like it was just yesterday that I was secretly signing up for the race and hoping that my knee would be ok.

19 days to go!

9 comments:

Fair Weather Runner said...

sounds like you won't let taper madness set in. smart! very smart!

kilax said...

AHHH! Taper time! I am so so so excited for your race. I hope I can sign up to track you online :)

And there is nothing that says you can't do a 5K! I did a 5K in the middle of my long run two weeks out from my first full :)

Johann said...

Awesome! I always make as much of taper as possible. Keeps me sane. I run shorter races every weekend during taper time. Enjoy!

Nicole Orriƫns said...

Tapering sounds like a lot of fun. Everything you do is alright, and there's no pressure. Except no to do too much, which I love.

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Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Wow, your marathon is fast approaching! I can't wait to hear how it goes - you are SO ready! Enjoy the taper time!

James said...

Enjoy taper madness!

Jamie said...

Enjoy taper! I'm not so sure I will like it when my time comes for it in September.

Good luck at your race, we're doing a 5K this weekend too! The Run for the Young in Greece :)

Allison said...

In my experience, taper craziness doesn't start until sometime in the middle of the second week. :)

Marlene said...

I can't believe you are in the home stretch already! Enjoy the taper. Stay sharp!