It’s taper time – my race is next weekend – and all I want to do is eat! Surprise! Just because my mileage has decreased doesn’t mean my appetite is cooperating. Pizza and chocolate and doughnuts, Oh my!
I stopped at the store to pick up a prescription and couldn’t resist the glazed doughnuts. Now, I’m afraid to leave the house because I can’t be trusted not to buy an entire German Chocolate cake.
Before I started my taper, I ran 3 weeks straight without a break, averaging 140 miles per week and 15,000 meters of swimming. I rested two days this week (Wednesday completely, and walking yesterday), but did a moderate 10 mile trail run this morning. I’m not sure what I will do this weekend, as I am trying to balance my need to stay fluid with my bigger need not to go into a 24 Hour race even slightly fatigued. I will just have to listen to my body and keep it simple.
On a fun note, got an e-mail from Debbie Horn, and she is still on for the race. I haven’t seen her in awhile, so it will be a blast to run with her again. She ran over 131 miles in October at Nationals, so it is going to be fun to watch what she can do – probably break another record, if I know Debbie! There are a bunch of other awesome runners attending the Desert Solstice 24 Hour, so it will be great to be a competitor AND a spectator