Day 76: Relax before the taper

By Skip

Once again, due to extreme weather conditions I was forced to move my run workout from today.  I moved my day off to today to accommodate.  I hope this does not screw up my overall taper week!  What did I do instead?  I went shopping!  I bought a few things for the race and also picked up a battery for Garmin heart rate monitor.  I will try it out on my run tomorrow and let you know how it works out.

Here is what it said on my calendar for today:

This week is a taper week. Your training is reduced to ensure you’re rested and ready to perform on race day.

So I will not truly be able to experience my “reduced training until AFTER my 8 mile (55 minute) run tomorrow.  I am actually really looking forward to my taper as my legs are really hurting today.  It will be nice to have a little more free time as well.  These past few weeks have increased my training time and decreased my family time. 

In addition to my scheuduled run, I am hoping to get in an open water workout as well with a few members from the Try a Tri group.  I really need this experience before the race.  This is the only condition I have not trained for and it is freaking me out a little bit.  Once again, cross your fingers for good weather tomorrow….

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Filed in: Sprint Training, Triathlon • Sunday, August 8th, 2010
 

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