Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Taper...Blech

I had a great long weekend up at Lake Vermilion. I'll have to post a few pictures. The weather was incredible, the runs were wonderful, the swimming fun, etc. Just a great weekend.

I ran 8 on Saturday, 10 on Sunday and 10 on Monday. The air was cool and crisp, the lake was glorious. Topaz loved swimming inbetween the miles.

Now I'm in the funk of tapering. I hate this. I know that I need to rest a bit before Superior 50 Mile Trail Run (www.superiortrailrace.com) but it really is difficult to do.

I wasn't going to do speed work yesterday, but I did. I didn't do the full blown 12 800's but did complete 10 @ 3:45 with a 400 recovery lap in between.

Tonight is run club so I'll get in 5 miles and I probably won't run until the race on Saturday. I'll take Topaz for a few walks in the woods and try to hold back.

I am riding my bike each evening for an hour, watching Tyler and Troy play football, doing some resistance training. I rather be running hard.

What would I do if I ever came up with an injury? I shudder at the thought.

I will apply for Western States 100 Mile Run in November but won't find out if I've been accepted in the lottery until December. Upon finding out, I'll then set my training plan into action.

3 comments:

jessie_tri_mn said...

Enjoy the taper! I know, I know, it's hard ;) You're legs will appreciate it on Saturday, I'm sure.

Good luck!! The trail won't know what hit it :)

Flatman said...

You need to taper!!! Rest girl!

Wil said...

Taper jitters are nuts, aren't they - and for someone with your mileage history it must really be driving you crazy. Hang in there, it won't be too much longer!