Sunday, April 12, 2009

Let the "taper" begin...

So here it is... the final week. I've been training for 15 weeks now. That's 633 miles to date, about 190 per month, and averaging 45 per week. There's been 3 pairs of shoes (2 were test pairs, one my regular Zoom Elite), one workup race, 6 runs of 15 miles or longer, and lots of repeat 1000m, 2000m, miles, 800m, 400m, and tempo runs.

Somewhere in that mix is a lot of peanut butter, chocolate milk, Enduralites, and H2O. I went in for my tune up massage... all I got to say is OUCH. Hopefully that will take all the knots and muscle tightness out so that I can be relaxed for next weekend.

Monday - Rest

Tuesday - 3x800/600/600 @ 2:55/2:10/2:10

Wednesday - an easy 6.5 @ 6:48 pace

Thursday - Nature Park 5.3 miles @ 7:20 pace

Friday - 6.5 miles @ 6:54 pace

Saturday - 5.6 miles up around the zoo with Aloha distance runners, very easy pace

Sunday - a casual 10.8 miles @ 7:30 pace

In 5 days I'm on my way...

Oh, and to cap off March Madness, I won the Nike pool I was in and took 2nd in the Aloha pool. Not a bad year...

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