My last half of the year (scheduled so far at least) is this weekend. I'm excited for it and I'm trying to plan for a smart race. Two key factors are informing my decisions this week.
1. Spring has truly arrived. Seemingly overnight, temperatures have jumped up into the high 80s and the humidity is creeping back up as well.
|This weekend's forecast.|
2. The huge bridge I'll have to cross twice early in the race is daunting, to say the least.
|My quads already hate me for this.|
After the 5k on Monday, my right butt cheek and my right calf were really tight. The muscles were knotted up like crazy! I realized that this week's plan to run my local bridge as many times as possible was kind of stupid.
It's time to taper.
I returned to the golf course Wednesday for a very easy shakeout run of just two miles.
|My calves were killing me the entire time.|
I eschewed a four-miler across the bridge for a flat, easy course with Kristin instead.
|It's funny how much easier a run is when you've got a buddy with you!|
I'm drinking lots of water, using my foam roller and Stick, and basically taking it easy the rest of the week. It's time to get my legs into racing condition. They need to rest!...And I think they've kind of earned it.
Do you taper?
Are you racing this weekend?
Has spring arrived for you yet?
Go wish Lizzy good luck at the LA Marathon this weekend! She'll be dealing with super warm weather, too!