The NJ half marathon is one week from today! Of course, it’s cool and low 50’s this weekend and supposed to be in the 70s and sunny next weekend… yikes!
This was less tapering than I’ve ever done before two weeks out from a race but I think I often over-taper so I’m curious to see how it feels with a 12 miler a week before. My training recap:
Monday: 3 mile walk + short strength circuit
Tuesday: 6 easy (8:40 ave)
Wednesday: 9.25 with 5 x 1 mile repeats at the track
2 mile warm up (9:00, 8:02), 5 x 1 mile with 400m jogs (6:27, 6:34, 6:31, 6:38, 6:27) and cool down (7:58)
These felt strong and smooth. There were several older men doing sprints at the track, and as I left, one said, “Nice work out there today, young lady!” Aww, thanks, sir! It’s so nice when the running community supports and acknowledges one another. Most days I feel very anonymous at the track!
Friday: 6.5 easy, treadmill run due to the rain (9ish ave) + Barre class
Saturday: 12 miles (first half easy with a client, second 6 progression 9:05, 8:34, 8:33, 8:04, 7:57, 7:56)
Sunday: Split Pea soup (I’m craving it this weekend for some reason!)
Monday: Fajitas with leftover chicken from the one we roasted over the weekend
Wednesday: Eggs, bacon and pancakes (kid’s vote!)
Friday: Homemade pizza (froze extra dough from last week)
Saturday: Out or Bean and cheese tortillas
How far do you run the weekend before a race?
Do you typically over taper or under taper?