Sunday, April 13, 2008

Taper tales

On Friday, it was too cold and windy for my liking, so I skipped the bike ride. Yes, I know I'm a weather wimp. It wasn't a total loss. I did go to Zumba as planned. The music was great, the workout made me sweat, and my abs were a bit sore the next morning. Good stuff. I think I may go again, but I'm not sure my friend will join me. It should be fun once I learn the moves.

Saturday morning I sulked around the house feeling thinking that I really should go for a bike ride since I didn't go on Friday. But I just didn't want to. I don't know why, I just didn't. I decided to do what I really wanted to do instead and went to the gym for a swim. That made me happy.

Today the plan called for a 6-7 mile tempo run. To my delight, Husband asked if I wanted to run with him. I felt good and ran strong. Somehow I managed an overall pace of 10:46 for the 6.6 miles that we covered. My 10K split time was only ~45sec slower than my 10K PB. And this is from a training run, not a race. Unbelievable. I guess this training stuff is working.

At this very moment, I'm feeling ready for the half marathon on Saturday. I hope I feel like this on race day.

25 comments:

  1. Wow! Good job on the pacing! You should do great at your race next week!

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  2. P.S. I always think it is easier to run a little faster when you are with someone else. You'll have to get hubbie out there with you more often!

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  3. Great job on the tempo run. Sounds like you'll easily be able to PR your next 10K

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  4. you will kick butt in your race next week...nice job on the pacing

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  5. Go LISA!! Look at you getting all speedy speedster on us ;D ;D GREAT JOB!! ;D

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  6. "I guess this training stuff is working." It catches you a little off-guard when it actually does work, doesn't it?

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  7. Having a breakthrough on a training run is just awesome! Way to go, Lisa!!

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  8. WOOHOO!!!!! Awesome pace!! You are totally ready!

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  9. Hooray for running with husbands (and yellow hats!)! Sounds like you are feeling strong. I think it is great that you went with your gut and had a good swim instead of biking when you didn't feel the bike calling to you.

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  10. Sounds like you have a speedy half marathon coming. :-)

    The key to making aero bars work is a good fit. Maybe you should experiment with different positions?

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  11. Excellent run! You're totally ready.

    P.S. I thought of you yesterday when I saw running skirts on clearance at a local store, I'm not ready for them yet but they look cute.

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  12. Good job and Good LUCK with your race...

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  13. Great job on the pacing!! You will have a great race!! BTW...Toledo wasn't very kind to us runners on Sunday. It was cold!!

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  14. Try to relax and enjoy the taper. You'll do well in the race -- the training is in the books!

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  15. It sounds like your training is going awesome. You will do great in your race on Saturday!

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  16. You are definitely ready~! Rest up and have a great race.

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  17. Well done listening to what YOU really wanted and having a lovely swim. It's all about being happy :) Great run! Your HM is looking good!

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  18. Sometimes it's better to do the workout that makes your heart happy rather than stick to your plan. Sounds like your training is going really well, so go with it.

    Good luck on Saturday.

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  19. Nice pace!! Good luck on the half!!

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  20. Lisa!! You just keep getting faster and faster :)

    You're gonna do great in this race, and I love your excitement. I remember your first half mary. You didn't feel half the confidence as you do this time around. You are very prepared this time!

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  21. zoooooommmmmm!

    Was that you I just saw wheezing by ;o)

    Great stuff Lisa - you are so ready for your half!

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  22. Way to go Lisa! You will do great! I am rooting for you, cheering you on. :D

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  23. You'll do great this weekend. Just restup and like always have fun out there..

    Great job on the running with the hubby.

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