February 15, 2009

Tapering...I guess

Fri: Off (no time for X-trng). Acupuncture treatment for hamstrings (they don't hurt, just to relieve tiredness/tightness).
2.3k warmup
Planned 7k alternating MP and faster than MP (4:00?). In fact, ran:
4:24, 4:09, 4:23, 4:18, 4:22, 4:09, 4:12.
Well, it was 6:30 at night and I was still feeling a bit sluggish from a late, big lunch, so it was a good workout even though I didn't hit the desired times. I did manage to push the last two k, which was good.

10.8 k   56 minutes
Time: 6:30pm
Weather: 12°, windy
Wt: 61.1
Shoes: 290g

18k easy at a bit under 6:00/k. 5ks and 3k were: 29:19, 28:48, 28:27, 17:16
Legs were a bit tired, felt only so-so.
So I guess only 7k hard and only 18k long qualifies as tapering, although I feel kind of tired. The next two weeks I really do have to rest my legs.

18k   1:44
Time: 3:30
Weather: 14°, partly cloudy
Wt: 61.3
Shoes: 430g

Week: 57.7k  5:31 (5:11 run, 0:30 x-trng)


  1. I'm glad to hear the MP runs are feeling comfortable, Bob. I think the tired legs we're feeling just mean we're doing the right training for this bit of nonsense we're about to do. Two weeks of lighter training and I think we're sitting pretty good for sub-3!