Week #21 and Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)

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

Wednesday:  REST

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😉😂).

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Ridgeline Trail was only 3 miles according to my watch so I made it an out and back and did some of Scenic Gorge too.  Then finished with Tumbling Waters.
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This was on Ridgeline Trail, and so much fun going down and back up!
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I had never done the full Tumbling Waters Trail until today and never realized there was a waterfall this nice!
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My first salamander sighting of the season😊.
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Cloudy, but gorgeous view!

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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.

 

 

 

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