Yesterday I had a much needed day off. I took a vacation day from work and slept until 7:30. Of course today I’m back up at 3:45 AM, but I am feeling more awake and less run down.
This leads me into a question I’ve been dealing with and if you marathon runners would like to help, I’d appreciate it.
I know tapering is a difficult thing. My question is, how much and when. I am 50 years old and have been running since March 2012. I’m averaging 50 miles a week. I want to run this marathon as well as I can and don’t want to under or over taper. My marathon is 2 weeks from tomorrow. Also I am physically tired from the workouts and long runs (as I assume everyone is at the time in training). My hip is still bothering me and my right achilles isn’t doing that great.
So any ideas on tapering for an old guy? :)
On to a few other things since I missed my post yesterday.
I went to pick up some vitamins from the doctor that helped my Lovely Wife and me lose close to 100 lbs each. I hadn’t seen his receptionist in a couple months and I was in my running clothes as I wanted to run a bike path near work. As I walked in and she saw me, her first comment was, “You are virtually unrecognizable”. The weight loss and the running seems to have made a big difference. It made me feel good.
Also, I had a great run on the bike path. I ran 5 miles, 4 of which were under a 7:45 pace.
That is about it. I’ve got to get ready to meet Neill (@BigBigGeek) at the state park to run with him on his long run. Last week it was so nice to run and talk. I’m looking forward to doing this again.
2 weeks from tomorrow is the Lehigh Valley Marathon. I can’t wait!!!