CRAZY…..but this time next week I will be in New York, and hopefully, a 50 mile finisher!
Taper this week started off feeling great, but by Friday night I was over it. I was turning into a germophobic weather stalker. 😂 Granted it was WAY too early to start checking weather predictions, but when my race date showed up in the 10 day forecast, I couldn’t help but save “Ithaca, NY” in my weather app! Hand sanitizer and oranges have been my best defense this week when I was sure I was going to come down with something. I have also been seriously hungry ALL the time which makes no sense with my low mileage, but I know it’s part of the tapering madness!
Anyway, here’s how this week played out.
Monday: 5 mile cycling + lifting
Tuesday: 6 trail miles on the AT
Thursday: 4 trail miles
Friday: 6 mile hike on Buck Ridge with students on a field trip!
Saturday: 10 miles (We are at our cabin in the Poconos so I got a run in at PEEC. We used to hike there with the boys when we lived here 5 years ago. It was fun doing the trails as a runner now! And they are MUCH shorter than I remember😉😂).
Sunday: REST, and planning a date with the ab roller and weights for core and strength!
The Taper Continues. . .
The 10 mile run today helped restore my spirits from my bad taper mood of last week… at least for now. I only have a few super short runs before the Cayuga Trail 50 so I may be on the verge of insanity before Saturday. Good thing it’s also the last week of school, so my work will keep my somewhat busy, I guess. As soon as my Honey Stinger and Nuun orders get here I can start getting my race day things together.