The Taper Has Begun...
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
So, I have my running schedule posted by my desk.17 full weeks of 5days/week of running. Over the past few months, as I complete each run, I put a big X through that run. Its nice to see all the big X's. An accomplishment of sorts.
Sometimes I know exactly what I'm running for the next couple days & sometimes it's like a little surprise. This morn, I looked at the schedule, not knowing what I was up against & was totally taken back...a 4k...hmmm, checked it again. I haven't run that distance in quite some time. I usually prepare to be gone anywhere from 45minutes to 2 1/2hrs.....not today:)
I have to laugh cuz a few months ago I could barely bust out a 4k. Wow, what sticking to a training schedule does for endurance. I am very excited to run this morn, nice to have such a quick distance, I'll be back before anyone even realizes I'm gone.
Should I pick up the pace or should I just settle in to my comfortable pace? I've been told to trust the taper...I've actually heard this quite a bit. But now that I'm in the midst of it I'm 2nd guessing it. I scanned through the next 2 weeks and the distances seem so short compared to the last couple months.
My half is next weekend.
Any advice, my friends, for the taper??