Sunday: I thought and planned on running a final 10 miles. Yes, it is a week before the half marathon, but I wasn’t really planning on tapering much. I am planning on running the Historic Half Marathon with my brother, but I have no intentions of attempting a PR (mine is 1:48). The course is very hilly, so I’ll be happy with a 2:05. However, my two running buddies weren’t able to join me, and I was not mentally prepared to run 10 solo miles. So instead, I picked up my new running shoes, went to the grocery store by myself, and ran a short, hot, quiet 3.5 miles by myself. It was glorious. 🙂
Monday: Rest day.
Tuesday: Ran 4.2 hilly miles in 41:19 in sunny 87 degree weather! I don’t really recommend running at noon on a hot spring day on a course with no shade. 😛 But, I felt better than I thought I would! I felt lighter towards the end of my run, like I could have gone farther. It was also nice to have Hubby riding near me, pulling the boys in the trailer.
Wednesday: Rest day.
Thursday: 5.25 miles in 51 minutes. Last run before my half marathon. Felt really weird/loose/floppy. I think it might be due to NOT running with the stroller and being more aware of my stride/weaknesses. Also, I think I’m suffering from self-induced taper madness. I wasn’t planning on tapering, but I think I have. Plus, I’ve tried cramming workouts in with hopes of increasing my fitness – stupid me! I know better!!! Oh well…
Friday: Rest day. Went for an evening walk with the boys. 🙂
Saturday: Expo day! 🙂
Sunday: Half Marathon, here I come!