Where do I start?
It's time to taper. Or very close...I haven't decided whether I will do a two week taper or a 10 day taper (I am taking it day by day now). And I am running tomorrow? I don't even have any idea what my workout will be! This is not exactly how I planned things to go. (By now, regular readers are probably tired of hearing about my 3 weeks not running in Feb/March.)
Saturday I ran 22 miles- two weeks and two days from the race. A little closer than I might have liked to do it, but probably a good risk. At least, I think so. It's a mental thing. No special attempts to tempo, but may have been progressive.
Here I am. It is a GOOD place to be!!! I am feeling at peace with whatever is waiting in Boston. But I still have a LOT of questions...
Hydration and fuel:
I took two gels this time: at mile 11 and again about 4 miles later. I also drank some Nuun in between. I didn't really feel thirsty, but I didn't want to get away from it and decide I was thirsty. I just don't sweat that much in 40F rain. =D Maybe at Boston I will have to drink a lot more often. I plan to use a few more gels and bring my drinking straw!!
Racing weight:How do you know what your "racing weight" should be? I recently read a great post by Jim at 50 after 40 on this. Go check out his blog! He's running Boston too.
Photos from Friday:
Ships in Coos Bay
Two verses I am memorizing are:
Hebrews 11: 1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
I Timothy 4:8 For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
Are there any verses that really speak to you? Do you memorize scripture? I am not great at it, but having my kids learn it keeps me accountable and gives me practice.
I finally updated my "steps of faith" tab if you'd like to take a look!
Thanks for all the feedback on my shoes post =D I am loving the new kicks!
Congrats to Amanda on her awesome 10K!!
Have a great week all!
The last song (randomly) on my ipod for my long run (also my kid's favorite song):