Here's a look back at last week, my first official "taper" week. I'll admit that this go 'round it has definitely NOT felt like a taper. After all, in every other area of my life I am running full speed ahead (hello night classes, chemistry lab, crazy busy event planning for work). There's been no need for getting anxious about not running because I have no extra time to fill. I haven't even opened my Feedly reader in a few days (you know I'm busy when I'm neglecting my blog reading).
Monday - 30 min yoga flow, rest day
Tuesday - 5 a.m. miles
Wednesday - 6 miles in the fog with 8 x 2 min tempo intervals
Thursday - 20 min am yoga, 6 miles, 10 min tempo with the group and the rest of the run on my own. Feeling on the verge of a cold and my stomach was off so I just ran the rest on my own.
Friday - Rest, busy, pm walk
Saturday - Under the weather, skipped the run, went to my awesome power yoga class with Kira though! Long study/cappuccino session afterward.
Love Vero Cafe
Sunday - Last LONG run of 9 miles! Pete and I headed out on our long run together. We ran about the first two miles together and then he took off. I stuck pretty close to marathon goal pace and the sun was out so it was a pretty happy run overall.
Randomly ended up wearing four shades of purple for this run
This morning, I had a magical run. After my warm up mile, the next four were each at 8:00 pace or under and they felt easy on my legs and lungs. Seriously, that's just the kind of confidence boost I needed this week. Here's to hoping I have that exact same feeling on Sunday morning!
If you want to track us during the Chicago Marathon, you can find me under "Lauren Peters" (registered before we got married) and the manfriend under "Pete Moe."
How is your week going? Anyone else experiencing magical miles these days?