Sunday, February 21, 2010

it's taper time ...

Today was my last long run before Disney. Taper starts tomorrow. The plan for this morning was 10, but somehow it ended up being 12. Apparently, I am beginning to think, "What's a few more miles?" when asked if I'll stick around. This is good and bad. I love running. Especially with friends (like this morning). And I REALLY want to hit 1000 miles this year (I'm way ahead by the way). But have you met me before? I'm kind of competitive. With everyone. Including myself. Which generally means I am constantly trying to one up those around me. And if I keep this up, I might just end up spending four hours every weekend on my long runs and I'm pretty sure J is not going to be a fan of that.


Seriously, though. This morning's run was great (and it's finally warmer!). Here's G, D and I before the run. Note how I managed to make myself the focal point of this shot.


G and D ran the first four with me. Then we dropped G off and picked up Em (a.k.a The Kenyan) and Alyssa. The four of us ran together for the first half mile, then D and the Kenyan broke away, never to be seen again. That's when Alyssa coaxed me into two more miles. (I'll forgive her. I love her.) I finished the run in 2:01, which falls right smack in the middle of my long run zone.

Once I got back, I put on my Recovery Socks. And they definitely are super comfy and my legs feel quite good. I'm still not sure they are worth $35 a pair, but I might feel differently tomorrow morning. We'll see.

15 comments:

Erin said...

Yay for the taper!

I don't remember exactly how I found your blog, but I've been reading for a little while and haven't commented. I'm also a mom and runner and love hearing about your running. It's inspriring! Running gives me the energy I need to do pretty much everything else in my life. It's sometimes a hard thing to explain to people who don't already know what you mean.

Anyway, just wanted to say great job with all the training! Can't wait to hear how the big race goes.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

GOOD WORK!! I think a good 12 miler is a super way to end the training cycle.. I tend to take over the frame for a photo too....could have something to do with my over-average stature :)

momof3 said...

HEY! I look TALL next to D! WOO HOO!

Glad you had an awesome run. After I got home and thought it over, I determined that my run had been awesome too.

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Great photo! All smiles before the run.

Nice final long run. They are so fun. I wish I could run them every weekend too! Enjoy the taper.

fitinthecity said...

Good work! When is the big race day?

Marlene said...

Running longer and longer distances can be addicting, can't it? It's an illness. ;)

Congrats on the 12-miler! Sounds like you had lots of company to keep the miles ticking by.

WOOHOO TAPER TIME!

Anne said...

You guys look great :)

Excellent job on the 12-miler, good way to transition into your taper. Very excited to hear about your race...very soon!

Alicia said...

I'm still waiting to hear your final verdict on the compression socks before I get some for myself.

Love the smiley pre-run pic! Enjoy your taper! I'm tapering, too. Got a half on March 6th in Vegas. Wish I was doing the princess half, though!

ajh said...

I know all about that competitive thing! Keep updating us on the socks. I wore compression shorts in my race today and I am sold on those.

Sarah said...

Cute pic! I haven't tried recovery socks yet...would love to know if you think your legs are feeling any different tomorrow.

MCM Mama said...

Bring on the taper LOL! Great run on a beautiful day!

Kerrie T. said...

You guys are so cute! Sounds like it was a great run. Love those days.

Patrick McCrann said...

Nice work. Looking forward to hearing about your taper...that's the hardest part for me!

Sarah said...

Love the pic! And nice work on 12 miles. You are rockin it. :)

prashant said...

just wanted to say great job with all the training! Can't wait to hear how the big race goes.

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