|Do you have a scrapbook for your race bibs? I have just started my second one. I'm so crafty.|
MCM Mama wrote a great post yesterday about tapering. She'll be running the 3 halfs with me, then go on to do 2 more, for 5 halfs in 5 days. Her post has forced me to look at my plan. Reevaluate as it were. She is a running coach, and infinitely smarter than me when it comes to running plans.
The question she posed to me… One week taper or two??
My running weeks are often dictated by family scheduling and kids activities. Spring break is exactly three weeks before this 3 halfs adventure. Since we will be in Hawaii over spring break (poor me), my taper shall start then. The week before we leave, my mileage will peak at 8, 10, 10 for three days in a row. I'll drop down to 5, 6, 6 in paradise…then 5, 6, 8 the week after we come back.
I'll be sneaking in a 10k with my Haulin' Sass buddies the Sunday before we leave for Memphis. Why? Because I can… I'm realizing that you may not want to take training advice from me. The social aspect of running often gets in the way of logic.
Plan for this Week
Monday: 4 miles
Thursday: Weights/6 miles
Friday: 7 miles
Saturday: 7 miles
How about you? One, two (or three) week taper? Would you sign up for a 10k just because you were invited?