Monday, November 5, 2012

10 Mile Tempo and Taper Week

I had to work all weekend and fit in my last 10 mile run before taper week.  Friday I had my PT check up to make sure all systems are in check for race day because this past week my right foot started to act up a little bit and was feeling a little tight.  After getting that worked out I am feeling more confident.

So after being up for 26 hours I decided to take a quick nap before my 10 mile run on Saturday...I had to sneak it in before going back to work so I went to the Y and ran on the TM.  I started off on the slower end with my first mile @ 8:19.  I then set my speed to my uncomfortably comfortable pace and finished 10.1 miles in 73 minutes.  This run felt great and made me feel pretty good about heading into my taper week.  Since I work midnight shift I got to work an EXTRA hour and actually watch the time fall back!  So not fun to repeat that hour...totally felt like groundhog day!  At least I had great company to get me through the night!  When I got home in the morning I was beyond tired and my body was screaming for sleep so I decided to not set my alarm and just let my body wake up when it was ready.  I honestly cannot tell you the last time I just slept and woke up without an alarm!  My hubby is awesome and didn't bother me and kept the kids quiet while I slept.  I think I got a total of 12 hours of much much needed rest!  So my Sunday was a true REST day. 

Today's workout was a 7 mile run in 49:21...with .60 mile cool down...I started this run outside and it was COLD!!!  I obviously was not prepared for the cold wearing my shorts and t-shirt!  At least I had gloves thanks to my oldest son for leaving them in the car!  I am very happy with my run and followed it up with some kettle bell wall sits and core work. 
 I am loving this combination of Injinji socks and Mizuno Wave Riders!  My toes have been feeling a little claustrophobic lately and they loved the space in these socks!  I highly recommend them if you get a chance to try them out. 

Also,  I am completely in love with ProCompression socks and they are currently having a sale on their argyle compression socks!  I have a pair of the blue ones and just ordered another pair of the pink argyle.   Just go to their site and enter code SOM112 at checkout for 40% off and FREE shipping.  Like I said I am a huge fan and they are truly awesome socks.

Anyone else racing this weekend?

Happy Running!