I am halfway through my taper, my knee seems to have calmed down and the needle is floating around the OK mark rather than the PANIC line, of course I would like it at the PERFECT mark, but there’s time yet. Spending 2-3 hours driving each day is not helping but there’s nothing I can do about that.
What this means is that my taper mileage has been next to non existent, I’m not too (kinda, sorta) worried, this seems to be my modus operandi leading into races and it does seem to allow me to leave the starting gate with a little extra spring my step and given that it’s not exactly a sprint start I should be fine.
It looks like I am going to come in at around 10% under my training mileage goal on the feet-to-fireometer scale (see sidebar) but that was really all I could do so I am reconciled with it…kinda…sorta!
So this weekend I had an easy 8 miler on the beach path just to blow out the cobwebs and get some photos for my review of my CW-X 3/4 tights, I was going to do a video review but it was so windy the audio would have been terrible so you have to suffer a gratuitous butt shot, see above!
Anyway I figured that was it for the day but my wife had promised our eldest that I would take him out running when we got home, so when we arrived he was all changed into his “running clothes” and ready to go and so off to the local HS track we went. He decided on lane 4 as he is four and set the lofty goal of 9 laps, 3600m! With a few walk breaks, several practices of “on your marks, set, go” complete with faux blocks, a couple of illegal lane changes and lot’s of laughter we were done after three laps and headed home for some of “Daddy’s Special Sports Drink”; which is nothing more special than Gatorade G2!
Putting aside all the hills and all the miles these are, by far, the best runs!