What a week for an old guy!!
Mon 3/23 9 miles in Medford
Tue 3/24 8 miles in Westford with ROAG
Wed 3/25 8 miles in Westford with ROAG
Thu 3/26 8 miles in Westford with ROAG
Fri 3/27 7 miles in Bolton with Joe, Spin and Glenn
Sat 3/28 21 miles on Boston course with Pete and David
Sun 3/29 REST!!!!
That totals 61 miles for the week. In addition I did a 60 to 90 minute P90X workout ever day including Sunday. By my calculations I spent over 15 hours exercising last week.
Which brings me to this week. On Monday I got up at 4 AM with every intention of running. Got my gear on and headed into work. I thought I'd do my standard 8 mile horseshoe. When I arrived at work it was still raining out so I decided to run on the treadmill. Not a good plan! I was still very tired from my long run on Saturday and after just 12 minutes I bagged the run and just did stretching exercises. I guess sometimes your body just knows when it's had enough.
Which brings me to today. I showed up early to the ROAG run and was able to get 3.8 miles in before the group showed up and then we put in a solid 5.5 miles, for a grand total of 9.3 miles. The really good news is my legs feel great this afternoon.
Just 3 more weeks to go. I need to make sure I don't do anything stupid. My wife told me yesterday that she thinks I'm ready. She said that I'm very grumpy lately and I complain about her not providing the right amount of carbohydrates at each meal. I can imagine what many people are thinking after reading this last sentence, "well make your own dam meals". And you'd be right. In fact, I do make most of my own meals. Breakfast, Lunch (yes I pack a lunch every day, I'm a runner and too cheap to buy lunch), and I help out with dinner every night. WOW did I go off track.
Anyway I think I'm ready, and all I want to do is one more 15+ mile run this weekend then start the taper. I'm not a real big fan of tapering because I start gaining weight so I tend to keep the mileage up but slow down a bit. So I'm thinking of running 8 - 9 miles a day up until Thursday before the race. Then run 5 on Friday, and 1 or 2 miles on Saturday and Sunday.
I just have to keep telling myself, "Don't do anything STUPID". NO FALLING!!!
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