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
Saturday: 8 miles, easy
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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