I woke up yesterday morning at 5am to do my speed run at the gym. I think the squats and lunges that I did in martial arts fitness class on Monday, the speed run on Tuesday, and general squating down to clean the bunny’s litter box told me that my legs are freaking tired. So, I guess even though I don’t feel any pain from the 24 miles on Saturday, I’m still pooped out.
The email from my training group said to do 4 – 8 x 800 at 10k pace. Since I’m in taper, we were directed to do two less 800’s than we normally do. I usually do 6, so 4 it was.
|800 (1/2 mile)||8:49||1.0|
Total miles: 3
Don’t ask me what my 10k pace is because I have no clue. I know I can’t run a 10k at an 8:49 pace but that’s what I did for this run anyway. It was hard to not do that last mile, especially since I had some extra time before I had to leave the gym. My legs were tired but I wasn’t dying by any means, but I left anyway and cut my run down by a mile. Taper already sucks.
I got a little somethin’-somethin’ in the mail the other day. I won a Bic Band from this little cutie’s blog.
I tried to get the top of my head in that last shot but I can only take so many pictures of myself at work before the dude behind me starts to notice. So I gave up.
Do you wear a Bic Band or Sweaty Band? I have to say, the Bic Band is super cute but I have to keep adjusting it. No way this would stay in my hair during a race. Sweaty Bands don’t stay in either. I swear my head is a sling-shot for any headband. They are still cute for wearing out, but I just can’t work out in them. Thanks for the Bic Band, Kathleen!
What’s the most important thing you would recommend someone do during taper who’s never done it before? (i.e. Tell me what to do.)
P.S. For anyone who cares, the American Horror Story recap might be a day late this week since I have plans Thursday night that do not involve hydrating properly.