Friday, August 31, 2012

Taking My Taper to a Whole New Level

Wanna know how many miles I've logged so far this week?  Three.  Yup, THREE.  I'd like to chalk it up to a combination of being super busy at work, and taking tapering to the extreme for Sunday's race.  I'm sure I could have gotten in more miles, but I just want to make sure I have super rested legs that are ready to run 13 miles in two days :)

I got in my whopping three miles on Tuesday with my favorite group of running girls.  We met at 7pm which turned out to be the perfect time for a run.  I didn't have to rush home from work, it wasn't 97 degrees out, and we still had lots of daylight.  I don't know why I've never thought to run later before.

Our route took us over this super cool pedestrian bridge that I never even knew existed.  All the girls kept saying how I've ran it before during our half marathon training, but I didn't believe them because I remember cool things and this bridge was wicked cool.

We got in a little over three miles and it was a great little run.  Obviously by now you know how obsessed I am with my Garmin.  Well, Steph is just as obsessed with hers and after every run our Garmins NEVER have the same distances for some reason.  This run though they logged the exact same distances for the first time ever.  Pretty neat for us running nerds.

I was supposed to run yesterday, but ended up getting stuck at work and wasn't able to fit it in before the Share the Road meeting that Becca and I planned on going to.  I was a teeny bit pissed about not being able to run, but I'm telling myself it's for the better to let my legs rest before my race.  For four whole days.  Oh well.

Anyways, this Share the Road meeting.  It was put together by one of my local athlete idols Mary Eggers.  She's a crazy awesome triathlete and even raced Lance Armstrong in the pool for a fundraiser. I like to think me and Mary are BFF's even though she doesn't know who I am and I just religiously follow her blog.  It's fine.

The meeting was put together in the aftermath of a big biking tragedy a few weeks ago and the purpose was to educate and bring awareness to cycling safety and sharing the road.  It was a pretty cool meeting and there were some interesting speakers.  It's amazing how a tragedy can bring the cycling/running community together and inspire change so tragedy's like Heather's don't continue to happen.

Speaking of cycling, I signed up for this bad boy the other day:

I heart biking.

So, less than 48 hours until I'll be toeing the start line of another half marathon.  Today is my third day in a row of "rest day" -- I think I'm taking this taper thing to a whole new level.  Maybe I'll get a few slow miles in tomorrow to remind my legs what they're supposed to do on Sunday.  Maybe not.  Who knows.  Either way, wish me luck for Sunday...I may need it!

1 comment:

  1. We can totally be BFF sister!!!!! Rock it on your TREK Breast Cancer Awareness Ride and THANK YOU for your awesome support!