My marathon is less than two weeks way and I can feel it. Everything is tired - my legs, my head, my heart. Tonight, I did one last 8k tempo run and it hurt. A lot. Which tells me I need to get serious about tapering if I'm to have any chance of running a PB ("personal best" time) in Fredericton on May 12th. For the next 11 days, I plan to run easy, eat well, sleep more than usual (well, try to, at least) and think positive thoughts.
Last night helped in that respect. I was invited to do another "intro to chi running" session at the Bedford Running Room. My audience was a group of newbie runners - all women - keen to learn whatever will make running feel easier. After the session, I joined the group for a slow 5k along the waterfront. It was a large, soft, spring evening and the company was good so I enjoyed it thoroughly.
I'm too exhausted to write more tonight so I'll sign off now, but here's an update on last week's training:
Total distance: 41 kms
Number of runs: 4
Longest run: 17 kms
Speed training: 1 x 6 kms