It’s taper time! My last long-ish run is done and now it’s time to switch to recovery mode for the last two weeks. I do best when I taper with less mileage but a bit of intensity, so I plan to do some lactate threshold miles ten days out and a few short workouts the last week to keep my legs remembering how to turn over.
Monday : 55 minute pool run + 20 minutes strength training (lunges, pull up practice, push ups, kettle bell swings)
Tuesday: 6 easy (8:45’s)
Wednesday: 11 miles with 8 at marathon pace (8:36, 7:59, 7:34, 7:29, 7:22, 7:26, 7:30, 7:21, 7:28, 7:21 and c/d 8:59)
Thursday: 40 minutes easy spinning + all day Wild West Book fair!
Friday: 6 easy miles (no watch, 9ish?) with sprint finish + all day Book fair!
Saturday: 15.75 miles easy (8:31 ave) + Wild West Book fair!
I kept the book fair in there because I was on my feet all day and my legs were wiped out the last few days this week. I definitely felt it in my running!
I’m looking forward to a quieter week next week (after packing everything up on Monday). My girls vote that I go as a cowgirl for Halloween.
On the meal plan…
A few recipes we plan to make this week:
- Shrimp Jambalaya (adding shrimp at the end in place of sausage)
- Mediterranean Turkey Burgers (from RW cookbook)
- Split pea soup
- Ground turkey and spaghetti squash and/or baked ziti
What do you do with the extra time when tapering? I’m not sure that I’m going to notice much extra time as I mostly plan to sleep when I would otherwise be running!
Do you dress up for Halloween?