Day by DayApril 13, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Posted in Boston Marathon 2010, tapering | 3 Comments
“Keeping my eye on today is about all I’m capable of. And today, I think I’ll go for a run.”
John Bingham, “Back to the Future”, Runner’s World
Amazing quote, don’t you think? It struck a chord with me when I read it yesterday. Life is hectic and living it one day at a time is about all I can do. Each day, I think about how I will fit in my workout…especially my run. Although it may seem downright impossible to run at times, I’m always sooo glad I did!
And today I think I’ll go for a run…a short, easy run, that is. With the Boston Marathon only 6 days away, it’s mostly active resting that I’ll be doing this week and that’s what I did last week. Sound like an oxymoron? Not really. I feel that it’s important to keep my body moving during taper week; I just move it more slowly and more gently with much less time devoted to training of any kind. For example, previously on Tuesdays I ran and swam…a 9 mile hill repeat run and an hour and a half swim. Tonight, I think I’ll run an easy 4 miles. Sounds like I’m a whimp, right? No, just actively resting.
Monday, April 5 – Long Run 12.2 miles in 1:45:32.
Tuesday, April 6 – Tempo Run 5 miles, Swim 1.5 hours of drills.
Wednesday, April 7 – Mountain Bike 21 mile ride.
Thursday, April 8 – Run Hill Repeats for 7 miles, Swim 2000 yards.
Friday, April 9 – Rest
Saturday, April 10 – Easy Run at Marathon Pace 4.5 miles (Tapering in Earnest now!!!)
Sunday, April 11- Last kinda long run of 8 miles at marathon pace.