I got up at 4:15 this morning, earlier than usual, and way before my alarm clock went off. Sometimes that happens to me, I wake up and I know there’s no way I’m going back to sleep.
About 5 minutes after getting up I was doing this, you know, for a change:
Big cup of coffee and oatmeal muffin/bar/whatever you wanna call it.
Sorry the pic is dark, but it was dark. Don’t want any kids up at 4 o’something AM.
Lots of blogs to read while having breakfast, thanks for posting!
My next race, a 10K, is the following Friday, January 31st. So this morning was my last “real” run before I go into taper mode. A fartlek similar to last week’s, except this time I did the last interval just a bit faster.
Tomorrow is cross training day (swimming 3K/1.9M) and on Friday tapering officially starts, one full week.
I will still run, 4 times next week instead of the usual 5 times, and shorter runs than during regular training.
Overall I will reduce total distance by about a third, from 58KM/36M this week (higher than usual due to a long 25KM/15.5M run) to 38KM/23.6M next week.
Tapering scares me because I know I’m going to be in such a bad mood.
On the other hand, I’m kind of looking forward to a bit of a rest for my legs. Am I a bad runner for saying that?!
OK, last picture, I have to post this because it is so true. So I can remember what working out hard feels like. That’s totally me by the way. I’ve had this picture on the lock screen on my phone for ages:
Any good tapering tips?