Tapering Sucks

This could be extremely awesome or extremely awful. I have been incredibly busy and haven’t been able to compile a proper update so as I lay on my boyfriend’s couch, I have decided to test the WordPress app for iPhone. Don’t fail me now!

I took Monday off because it’s definitely taper time and I had done some form of working out for about five days straight and didn’t feel well. I wasn’t happy about it because I also had court an hour away on Tuesday (damn traffic ticket) so I wouldn’t be able to run then, either. Today being my first run since Sunday’s 9 miles, I wanted to make it “worth it” at the track, while properly tapering.

We ended up biking the mile and half to the track and I did four 400m repeats in 1:30-1:40 with complete recovery in between. Unfortunately I ran too fast, what else is new. I did a few burpees (30), three sets of planks, and some tricep dips before we headed out to grab dinner makings and go back home. I should be content with that workout considering we also leisurely biked about 7 miles, but damn I want to run more.

Tapering is just so hard for me! I know it’s what I need to do but I just don’t want to! (Hashtag whiney.)

I’m just ready for this race to come and go. I’m sick of really considering my diet because of how it affects my running (chicken finger sub today was so delicious though). I just can’t wait to do this for 5ks and not a huge one-time goal that requires recovery. Though I do feel as though I’m a strong enough runner where in another month or two, picking up to run a half marathon will be the same as signing up for a 5k or 10k on a whim.

Thankfully this weekend is mentally recharging — camping Friday to Sunday with a new running location, places to bike, fishing, and one night of decent drinking. Ten days. Just ten more days.

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Brittany

Just a 20-something homegrown Buffalo sports loving, distance running, gin drinking kind of girl.

4 thoughts on “Tapering Sucks”

  1. Have a great time camping and good luck next weekend. One of my friends is volunteering at the course and I know you will do great. You have prepared for this and the taper is always the hardest part (in my opinion at least).

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