Taper Time

September 15, 2013

It is taper time. This is always a bitter-sweet time for me. I love running high mileage, but it is nice to take a break too. However, with our picture-perfect fall weather this weekend, I’m not ready to wrap up my running season.

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This last week started a three week taper for the Kenai River Marathon. It started out a little rough with my hamstring being very upset with the 100 mile week last week. I ended up taking Tuesday off to rest and ice a whole bunch. Luckily it worked and the rest of the week went as planned.

Mileage for the week of September 9 – 15, 2013

Monday

10 miles/1:22

My hamstring was bothering me during the whole run. Not good!

Tuesday

Rest

Wednesday

AM – 9 miles/1:13

PM – 4 miles/32:40

No pain in my hamstring! Yeah! Both runs went well.

Thursday

AM – 10 miles/1:25

Track workout: 4 x 400 meters, 2 x 1600 meters, 4 x 400 meters

PM – 2 miles/20:00

Run with Craig.

Friday

8 miles/1:06

The darkness really slows me down in the morning.

Saturday

16 miles/2:04

It is crazy how “easy” 16 miles seems!

Sunday

AM – 7 miles/56:00

PM – 4 miles/31:30

Both were good runs in beautiful fall weather!

Total: 70 miles

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I was very excited when I found 50 cents on my Sunday morning run! I practically made more running than I do working!

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It is time to retire my Mizuno Wave Rider 16s. I know they have way more than 500 miles on them. I loved these shoes.

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I broke in my new Mizuno Wave Rider 16s on Saturday and Sunday. This is my second pair of the 16s, and I’m in love. I am very picky about my running shoes, but these fit really well—and they are light and flexible. (Hence the reason I bought a second pair.)

I’m going to do a more in-depth review on them later this week.

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We are tapering even more this week and shooting for about 45 miles.

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How do you feel about tapering? Do you love it or hate it?

What shoes are you running in now?

7 Comments
    1. I laughed reading your “it’s crazy how easy 16 miles seems”…only because I doubt that line would ever come out of my mouth! But you worked hard for it. Me and my Mizunos will keep on…. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. I love your new shoes! I am currently running in Brooks Adrenaline and have really considered trying a pair of Mizunos. I over pronate so have to keep that in mind. Enjoy your taper and best of luck in the Marathon!!

    1. I am in taper made as well for my very first full marathon. I am beyond tired and so am hoping tapering restores my energy. Best of luck and by the way, I just ordered a pair of Brooks Ravenna 4’s to try. Both the Mizzunos and Ascics that I love have been discontinued. Boo!

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