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U Can Finish.

October 24, 2011 by Carolina

It must be said: I love tapering! I’m now running low mileage in gorgeous weather & I’m loving it. This past week of training has been glorious…at least after the soreness from the 20-miler was gone. Not gonna lie, I had a hard time getting around for a couple of days but after massages, compression socks & lots of stretching I felt good. The rest of the week went as planned: nice, easy short runs, crossfit, yoga & the U Can Finish Distance Dare 7 Miler yesterday.

The last time I explored UCF was my senior year in high school when I did college preview — it’s been a long time. I enjoyed running through the beautiful campus, I didn’t realize it was so large. The route took us through most of the main buildings, the arena & the football stadium, in all I enjoyed the run. My calf started acting up around mile 3 (seriously calf, you were fine with 16 miles last week & now you’re bitching at mile 3? Lame!) but it didn’t stop me. I took a few walking breaks & got majorly chicked.

How badass is that? 82 & still rocking it — love! 10Ks are my favorite distance to run, 7 miles was just as enjoyable. This next two weeks before the New York City Marathon there is only one goal: Enjoy running. Here’s what’s on deck this week:

Marathon Training Week of 10/24:

Today: Crossfit + 4 miles, fun

Tuesday: 4 miles, easy

Wednesday: Hip Hop Hustle

Thursday: Rest

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 8 miles, easy

Sunday: Yoga

I want to get back in touch with what made me fall in love with running & enjoy the ride. I’ve got one more long-ish run & then it’s marathon time! It’s so close I can taste it. The next two weeks will be full of hidration, protein & preparations for the big day. Stay tuned!

What’s your favorite distance to run and why?

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Carolina is a marketing professional living in Orlando, Florida. Originally from Colombia, Carolina loves experimenting with different spices in the kitchen. When she's not cooking she loves to run, practice yoga and spend time with her dog Rocco. Carolina is passionate about travel and always has her suitcase packed and ready to go!

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