Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Taper Time is a Trying Time

In less than two weeks is my marathon. In an effort to get my body ready for this ordeal I am running less, trying to relax more and concentrating on my eating. It is not easy, I have become so used to running or cross-training almost every night. I feel lazy in a running way. I have already gained a pound and feel fat and sluggish. I know that I won’t “lose” my condition in the next two weeks, but I still feel weird not knocking out massive mileage.

Tonight I have a 14K/8.7M run on my training schedule and am really thankful for this! My muscles feel tight after the half-marathon on Sunday – I feel the need to get them loosened up again.

I have been trying not to think about my upcoming marathon on September 18th, no since going nuts this early out, there will be enough of this next week!

I have a lot of ideas floating around in the head for AFTER the main event:
- Swimming lessons (I can swim to save my life but never learned it right).
- Move the weight training up a notch.
- Do more bike riding.
- Maybe start some Nordic walking with my wife (haven't talked her into it yet).
- Participate in a Trail or Cross-country race.

Of course there are other races on the agenda:
- October 9th - 10K Mountain Run (700M elevation difference).
- October 15th - 10K race as part of my company team.

There are lots of other 10K races being offered the rest of the year, almost one every weekend.

In January is a 15K race and in February a 20K race. Then the new season kicks in. No "M" plans yet, but it is highly conceivable.

I was reading the race reports from the RBFers who attended the New Haven Road Race. Congratulations everyone, and thank you for sharing your stories! I hope I can attend one of these RBF attended events sometime!

Hmmm, looking at your goals for after the race....do I smell a triathlon coming on?!? Also, September 18th is my parents' 40th wedding anniversary. I have a very good feeling about your marathon that day!
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