It has been a really, really wonderful week. Training runs, taper and a big race! Not much more to say about the week other than the fact that while I really do enjoy racing, the taper is a little tough! Two days before and two days after a race is just a huge chunk of time to me!
Total miles: 21.29
Tuesday: 3 miles
Intervals class night! I tried to take it a little easy. We ran 4x800s with a 400 cool down lap after each one. It was a good workout!
Wednesday: 5 miles
Warm and sunny 5 miles, my last training run before R-n-R! I felt really good through the whole thing and it helped me feel even more excited for race day.
I actually didn't intend for this to be a rest/taper day, but life got extremely hectic on Thursday. I didn't go to my usual bootcamp class because I went to a party, instead (will blog about that soon!) and had literally no other time to run that day unless I wanted to get up extremely early, which I am NOT good at. I decided to call it a taper day and be okay with it.
Friday is typically a rest day, and it was also very busy, so I was fine taking it as a taper day.
Saturday: 13.29 miles
I already wrote just about all I could write about this race HERE so I won't re-hash it too much. The one thing I will say here is that my mileage was over by .2. That seems like nothing, I am sure, except when you are trying to gun for a PR on a very hilly course!
I so, so wish I could have done some kind of exercise on Sunday besides run. My legs could not run. A swim in a pool or something would have felt nice!