Monday, October 25, 2010
Training Log - Monday, October 25, 2010
One word: taper. Two weeks until the Pinhoti 100 and I am getting excited and nervous all at the same time. I know I am in way over my head, but I want to give it a shot. I promised myself that if I can just finish the race somehow within the 30 hour cutoff during my first attept, I will do whatever it takes to actually push for pace in my next event. I am still learning to handle the miles on my legs. I feel once I have managed to run these distances, I can then start to focus on getting faster. Anyway, today was day one of the final two weeks of taper. I went for a short and easy 4 1/2 miler with my fiancee Anya, who just so happens to prepare for her first half marathon in January. It had rained all night, so the temps were nice and cool, perfect for running. We chose the usual UAH loop. I am still feeling the effects of the 50 miler from a week ago, but I feel that I am recovering and tapering nicely. Two more weeks to heal up, rest up, to taper and stay loose. I plan to start itemizing my drop bags and their content over the next few nights.