Hi there! Hope you are having a great Monday. It’s race week over here and I’ve got a full blown case of the taper crazies. But it’s okay…we are only 6 days away so I will get through it right? Right. Bring it on.
Gotta love scaling back the miles…hoping it will get my legs nice and fresh and ready though for the Marine Corps Marathon. 26.2 number 21, baby!
Let’s recap the weekend a bit!
Not too much went on this weekend…it was basically a whole lot of rest, relaxation and chill time after running. Saturday morning I met up with some peeps from the IRC crew for a long run. I had 12 miles on deck.
I was really actually happy with this run…it felt so good to be doing 8 something minute miles and actually feel good while doing it. For the most part I kept the pace conversational and enjoyed running with some buddies. I even had to reel it in a few times because we were creeping up and getting faster. Love it. Please fall weather…stay around for a long long time.
Sunday I played around in the leaves for a bit…recovery run day. It was overcast with a nice breeze and I encountered a couple of hills along the way. We have lots of pretty leaves on the ground but for some reason most of the trees are all still green? Haha eventually Texas will catch on with the fall foliage.
How was your weekend? Do you get kind of crazy when you have to taper for a race??
12 thoughts on “Taper Crazies, 6 Days and Wknd Recap.”
awww shoes in the fall leaves i love these pictures!!! autumn is here finally…at least for the weekend it was 🙂
Woohoo! The weather has been fantastic!
Sounds like a great weekend! I went a little taper crazy during marathon training but for half marathons I usually embrace it and call it my week of laziness 😛
Aw yeah I’m running a full marathon love. Honestly I’ve been running so many years I don’t even taper for the half distance anymore. But I feel you. Happy training!
Enjoy this stage of the race journey. It must be hard to scale back at your level of mileage.
Too many parties this weekend. I’m going to bed now!
Sister you & me both! I love me some early bedtimes haha
I love the taper, but taper pains always get me worried. 🙂
Yeah I think I have a love/hate relationship with it. I have to say it was SO NICE being done with my run today in less than an hour!
Yup! Makes time for more eating 😉
Hope you have a wonderful race tomorrow!!
What running app do you use to run?
Strava…great app! If you have a GPS watch you can sync it up with Strava too. That’s how I get all those cute running pics on my insta 😉 You’re welcome
Thanks so much! I love your pics!