My taper officially starts today. I am excited about this week’s runs: 3x1600m repeats on Thursday and an 11-13mile run on Sunday. That’s it for “critical” workouts. I hope for nice weather at least one day this week so I can spin on my QRoo outside, but if not, I suppose the trainer will suffice.
I feel good going into this next marathon. I think five weeks between races was enough time to recover and get my speed back. This weekend’s 10K time trial was a little boost, both physically and mentally. It was hard after mile 5 to keep my head in the game, but I did it (kind of) and was still able to run a 42:25. I really like that distance: the first three miles are more relaxed and I don’t feel the stress (or the blow up) from going hard in mile 1.
In other news, my friend Bob (who did Liberty with us in June) and I are making some big plans for 2010. More on that to come.