First official week of taper is in the books! I didn’t have any official mileage plans given my unconventional non-training plan approach. I took it a day at a time, and also enjoyed the decent weather for some more outdoor cycling on my new ride. We are getting very comfortable with one another now. 🙂
Thursday – Marathon clinic night and once of our members who works at the private school was able to arrange access to the nice track. I wasn’t feeling the speed work (surprise, surprise) and ran easy laps with another Boston-ite chatting all about the upcoming (!!) weekend. 13.2K total.
Friday – We had a big group ride planned and it would be first first “big girl” ride on the new bike. I was nervous but had a ton of fun and felt very much at ease by the end of our 2 hour, ~50K ride. It was a blast and I’m looking forward to many days like this in the coming months.
Saturday – Had the opportunity to meet up with Brian, Nikki and Kelly for my final long run. It’s nice when the “long” run only takes up about two hours of your day. We had a nice run in the marsh with a pretty quick pace that had me working. It was nice to get this one in the books!
Sunday – I took advantage of having my long run out of the way and rode my bike along part of the group long run route I had planned to check in on everyone. It was fun to roll up alongside the various pace groups dfor quick chats along the way, and I hung out at the water station for a bit to see everyone as well. Once I got home, I went out for a shorty 5K run around the neighbourgood to wrap up my week.
Total Run Distance: 56.0 KM (34.8 mi)
Total Run Time: 5:06:43
Run Pace: 5:28/KM (8:47/mi)
Total Bike Distance: 98.6 KM (61.3 mi)
Total Bike Time: 3:49:53
Average Speed: 25.7 kph (16.0 mph)
Total Swim Distance: 5300 m
Total Swim Time: 2:25:00
Total Training Time: 11:21:36
It certainly wasn’t a typical “taper” week. I’ll be laying off the cycling and swimming this week in favour of extra rest and packing/prepping for the weekend. I also handed over all of my marathon clinic responsibilities for the next two weeks to my co-instructor (thanks Kev) and it is a huge relief not to have to think about that for the time-being. I’m only slightly pre-occupied. 🙂
I can’t believe we leave for Boston in FOUR DAYS.
One week to go!