I officially started tapering today, 1 week away from my next race.
This morning I woke up a bit later than usual, it is Friday and I am tapering after all, and had 2 amazing cups of chocolate flavored coffee. Have you ever tried that? I guess they grind the coffee beans with chocolate beans, yum.
And I went for a very light run on the treadmill, with a few intensity intervals closer to the end. Total distance was 9KM/5.6M. About 45 minutes total running time. The intervals were the last 15 minutes, 5 intervals of 2 minutes running hard, pace of 4:15 Min/KM (6:51 Min/Mile), and 1 minute of easy running, pace of 5:19 Min/KM (8:33 Min/Mile).
Then I went for a swim at my gym’s pool, about 20 minutes.
I took a shower at the gym, which is what I do almost every day, and get ready for work/life there. I’d much rather shower at home but it takes me 3 times the time, with 2 kids running around. At the gym it’s 15 minutes and I’m done. Well 30 minutes including makeup and blow drying my hair. It would take me 2 hours to do it at home, trust me, I’ve tried.
However my locker situation is not a pretty one. I take with me way more than I could ever fit in there.
I have 3 pairs of shoes in that Mickey Mouse bag, running shoes, boots for after the gym, and I took an extra pair of shoes in case I wanted to go to spin class. I’m not ruining my Brooks Flow’s soles on the spin bike pedals.
I was out and about by 8:30 AM, not bad. I love my car and I love driving.
I met a friend for coffee afterwards, and had another 2 cups. 10 AM = 4 cups of coffee already. And I didn’t even like coffee until about 3 years ago… maybe I should go back to that.
I hope the caffeine is long gone from my system by 10 PM because I have to get up early tomorrow: a “long” (by tapering standards) run of 13KM/8M.
Do you shower at the gym?
Do you love to drive?