Ugh. I am a liar. I know I wanted to believe it. I wrote earlier that I only had one long run to go and then taper....I have two. 2 more. I don't want to. I know it is all mental, but here I have been going along believing all week that all I have left is one more long run. It seemed so easy to get it done and start the taper.
Taper! That word is starting to seem a little magical. Like it is never going to get here. Like a mirage on the horizon playing with my head.
I am thinking of just doing 16 miles this week and then 22 next week for my last two long runs. I am not really following a set plan. I am loosely following a SmartCoach plan from Runners World on my iPad, but modifying it to fit around my life, work, kids, etc.
I think I got a week off somewhere because I did 23 miles last week and was supposed to do 16...oops, my bad.
I got up and ran early this morning in the rain. It felt so good and the air smelled so sweet. I was going to do a tempo run, but could see my Garmin was on the "hanging by a thread" end of the battery life so I decided to go for progressive till it died and then just push the pace after that.
~I knew I should have plugged it in last night!~
It died 3.44 miles in to the run. I ran a little farther and then turned around for a total of about 7 miles. I was nice to not be watching the Garmin the whole time and just enjoy the rain and the sweet air.
I had to drive an HOUR just to get my Bountiful Basket today because I was in such a hurry to order on Monday I clicked the wrong site and didn't notice until I received my confirmation receipt in my email.
~I should have paid more attention!~
Really it was a pretty good day
- BBQ at a friends house
- early morning run
- awesome 18 minute HIIT workout
- quiet time now while the kids are with their Dad
- got a great Bountiful Basket and a nice quiet drive with a good book on tape
What do you think of my long run plan? Smart? Not so smart? Should I just buck up, quit whining, and do a 20 this week?