4/28: 4 Miles, 8:06 pace
4/29: 0 Miles.
4/30: 0 Miles.
Opps! I am trying to take my taper seriously, but I think that I may have taken it a bit TOO seriously. I went from running 40 miles per week to 5. Hmm, probably not the best idea. I’ll actually get in 18 miles this week, but that is going to be 4 fewer than I was supposed to run and it is going to be completely out of schedule. I ran the 4 as planned on Tuesday, I’ll run my Wednesday run on Friday, and I’ll run my long run on Saturday. Confused? You should be – my head is spinning, but more on that later.
The run on Tuesday was fine, but my legs felt really sluggish. I am sure that it was because I hadn’t run in a few days and I needed to shake the rust off. Because of this I’m going to run a short 2 miles the day before the race – just to make sure that I am still limber and ready to rock the face off of Fargo.
My run on Wednesday didn’t occur for a few reasons. Well, one – work. I had an all day meeting on Wednesday that I needed to prep for the night before so I didn’t get to bed late and I had to be at the meeting a full 1.5 hours earlier than I normally start. I figured getting 6 hours of sleep and not running was probably better than getting 4 and putting in the miles. *shrugs* Who knows.
My run on Thursday (today) didn’t occur as scheduled because I went out with a coworker and ended up a bit over-served. Hey, it was all you could eat flatbread and all you could drink wine for $15. There was actually someone with me while I was drinking this time so no one can say anything! :) How was I to know that it is hard to keep track of how much you drank when you only fill you wine glass 1/3 full – about 8 times. Either way it was fun to finally get out in Atlanta and enjoy some of the city. If you are ever in the area, I highly suggest Urban Flats http://www.urbanflats.net/.