Saturday, May 8, 2010

Second Taper Week DONE

In order to confess how anal I sometimes get about mileage, I'll start by telling you that, coming into this week, I had a streak of 20 straight weeks of 30 or more miles each week (most of them over 40). This week, I ended with 29.6 miles. So, can you guess what my first thought was? You are correct! "I should go out for a short run so I can get 30 for the week and keep my streak alive!" And you know what I'm going to do? Ignore that thought! Because of the marathon, I'll be over 30 next week, but the following week, I'll be well under 30, so the streak would end anyway. I'm trying to fight my tendency of being caught up in the numbers.

Here's how the week went:

Runs: 4
Miles: 29.6
Long: 13.1
Avg pace: 8:03/mile
Avg HR: 131

Next week will be very easy - short runs Mon & Tues, then a very short "loosening up" run on Friday, the day before the race.
Have a great week!


  1. You better ignore that thought! Remember what taper means? Have a great week Colin!

  2. Ahh the confusion of the taper.. i know it well..