It’s Cinco de Mayo and I’m never been so excited to celebrate with a recovery day than I am today. Last week was my highest mileage of my training plan, and I am beyond relieved that I made it through my eventful training cycle without an injury. It’s definitely time for a taper.
Normally the entire taper period freaks me out, but this last week pushed my body to the limits, and I need it.
Remind me of that in a week, when I’m in the full throes of the taper crazies…
Last week’s stats:
Sunday: 6 hot miles in Las Vegas. Note to self: there are no drinking fountains on the Vegas Strip. I think I pissed off some tourists too by moving too quickly by them. I always say the best remedy for a hangover is to run…
Monday: 10 miles, hills. This run felt surprisingly good, considering I had a super-fast run on Saturday and a ton of sightseeing Saturday and Sunday.
Tuesday: 14 miles, long run. Another fun run. I love banging these miles out before work. But let’s face it: I just love long runs. I’m lazy like that.
Wednesday: 7 miles, with 6×100 speed intervals at the end. I stole this workout from Advanced Marathoning. I’m definitely following their training plans for my next race this year (Maybe St. George? Anyone want to join me? The lottery is still open for 24 hours!)
Thursday: 6 miles, recovery.
Friday: 9 miles, tune-up run (should have been a race, but it’s tough to find races on a Friday). My legs were super tired. This was a tough week.
Saturday: 27 miles (26.2 marathon miles). This was my last long run, and I really only ran for the first 20. The last 6 were slow, and I took them easy. I also learned the hard way about a run this long – the end of the Provo City Marathon didn’t have any portapotties, so the wonderful Jenna who happened to be sitting outside on her front porch as I ran by, got a real treat in the form of a complete stranger using her restroom.
Jenna, if you are reading this, you have no idea how much you saved my life on Saturday. It would have been a real disaster…
Total mileage: 79
I’m not going to do a Provo City Marathon race recap since it was really just a glorified training run, but the folks at Run13 did an excellent job of organizing the race and big props goes to them for their positive attitude and to race volunteers for their support along the course.
And now for the taper!