Tuesday, April 27, 2010

taper time

While my left lower leg isn't 100% recovered the difference between 2 weekends ago and this past week is huge. I guess RICE and some athletic taping really does work ;) Usually I'm not very good about ice, or generally taking care of my injuries, but I freaked myself out over this one and have been good about icing and elevating while catching up on some favorite shows. I hit all my scheduled miles last week that included a very tough 10 miles with 4 x 1200 meters at my 5K (puke threshold reached) and a nearly enjoyable 20 miles (a slow 20 that I really didn't want to do at all but then after 4 miles found myself really enjoying the distance). So a high of 52 miles last week with little to absolutely no leg pain during the runs! Yea! So I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing and hope it takes me through to May 16th.

And now it is time to TAPER!

I'll try to keep the crazy taper thoughts to a minimum around here. Maybe work will continue to stress me out so I don't have much time for the taper craziness. Not that I want work to stress me out (even though that's all it seems to be able to do as of late) but it may help in this instance.

7 comments:

aron said...

YAYYYY taper! haha not really though :) try to enjoy it, although we all know its not fun! your training has gone really well and glad your leg is cooperating now!

runner26 said...

glad your leg is feeling better!! hope the taper goes well!!

MCM Mama said...

Great job hitting the miles with no pain! Enjoy the taper! I'm liking the "decreased" miles (ok, so I haven't actually decreased yet), but I'm starting to get the crazies about whether I trained enough for the marathon. Oy.

Marlene said...

TAPER BUDDIES! My race is May 16th also. Is it too early for jitters?!

Glad to hear the leg is doing well AND youy hit your mileage fr last week!

J said...

Hopefully your leg will continue to feel better!! Enjoy the taper!

kristen said...

So glad the leg is feeling better. Just in time. So cool about the 20. Isn't it nice when a long run just falls into place like that. Your sooooo ready!

Jeri said...

wow great week pre-taper. glad the leg is holding up and that you ended up enjoying the 20. :D