Taking a day off before the race

By Skip

I am only posting this for those of you “playing along” with me.  I did not go out and do this run as I had to take an impromptu day off due to a 5K race I have to run tomorrow.  My legs have been a little strained this week and I can only hope that this one day of taper will help rejuvenate my muscles and my body.  This does mean, however, that I get to eat lots of pasta tonight…. That always seems to be my favorite part.

In any case, this is what I DID NOT run:

  • WU: Run 5 minutes @ Pace Zone 2 (Low Aerobic)
    • Run 8 minutes @ Pace Zone 3 (Moderate Aerobic)
  • MS: 2 x 12 minutes @ Pace Zone 6 w/ 4-minute recovery @ Pace Zone 2 (Low Aerobic)
  • CD: Run 6 minutes @ Pace Zone 3
    • Run 5 minutes @ Pace Zone 2 (Low Aerobic)

So for those of you not racing and want to keep up with me, well, there you go!  I don’t think missing these occasional workouts will effect me in the long run… I guess we will see, right?

Filed in: 5K, Running • Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
 

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