And I am already a bit panicked about the whole thing. I was really sore this morning after my run yesterday (I think sitting at the computer doing work all afternoon did not help)- I did some foam rolling first thing and also did some yoga for runners (which was very hard- I am so inflexible)- this did help as my legs were better. But anyway, I looked at my plan and I have hardly any miles this week (and I used all sorts of plans and magazines when I made the plan, so not sure how to decide what to do)- this week I have 3 mile interval, 5 mile tempo and 12 miles long. The 12 miles long seems ok, but the others seem short. Any ideas? I think I might add some to the tempo run. As I still have 3 weeks (well just under 3 ) to go. The next week is 3, 5 and 7, then 3, 3 before the race itself. So any ideas welcome? I kind of feel that I have 3 weeks to go, and perhaps I mistyped the distances for this week, as it seems to cut down quite sharply, and maybe I should do a bit more this week and then cut down more during the last 2 weeks. I thought the rule was 75%, 50%, 25% or something like that in the weeks leading up, but then I am muddled as to which week I am on- was the 75% last week, or is that this week- I think it is this week, well, starting on the Saturday just been.
Anyway, onto the weekly review.
Monday- rest day (after the big 20 miles)
Tuesday- 3.2 miles- was meant to be tempo but kept it easy as I was still sore
Wednesday- 6.7 miles- with some tempo in there
Thursday- Body Pump- keeping up with the weights
Friday- rest day
Saturday- 15 muggy miles!
Sunday- gentle walk (and some yoga- new training alert!)
Total miles- 25. But if I did my miles Sunday-Sat then I would have done 45 (I know this because that is how Nike+ did it, and it surprised me when I logged my run yesterday that I had done that many miles, as I thought the most I had got up to was a 30-something mile week).
Still feeling ok, my little toe was bothering me on my run, so I am going to see if I can find something (I need a toe-thimble I think) to take the pressure off.
Onto non-running related things:
Over the weekend I was given a few more birthday pressies- a pretty apron with cupcakes on it, some pretty earrings, running socks (obviously!), Superjam cookbook (how my weekend leisure time will change once the running gets less!) and some pretty stackable bowls and things! I am most excited about them. 🙂
So, any idea with the taper? I would appreciate any guidance as I know all the stuff says better to be undertrained (eg more rested)than overtrained but I feel that 3 weeks away (well, 2 and 5 days) is still a long time. Is it a long time?
I had better go before I panic myself further!