Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Taper Week #2 (9/20 - 9/26)

Mon- rest
Tues- 7 miles w/ 100m pickups
Wed- 5 recovery
Thur- 6 recovery
Fri-    rest
Sat -  easy 10k
Sun -  13 miles, easy w/ a bit of work @ marathon pace (7:10)

Total: 37 miles

This taper is going better than the first 2, but feels like it's messing with my mind a bit more.  I'm really trying to watch my calorie intake so that I'm not gaining weight as I'm cutting mileage, but I can't stop snacking.. I just wanna eat eat eat, which is very out of the ordinary for me.  
We went apple picking this weekend, so we have a ton of apples, which helps fill me up and stop my damn snack attacks!!

Honestly, I can't believe it's almost here...

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Why my wife loves the taper...

So the necessary evil that is the marathon taper has begun.  16 weeks of hard work, miles, and the summer heat is over, and the 2 week taper has begun...  I'm one day in, and did more housework in 4 hours than I have in 4 months.

In case you were unaware, our first baby is due on Halloween, so I've had plenty of spare time to paint the nursery...(twice, because I changed my mind with the color after doing it once)

Thankfully, my father-in-law is extremely good at building things, because I would have broken the damn furniture if I had to do it..

And I finished the landscape project I started in May..... (before joining Oakley, I was a landscape manager for a few years, so I know my way around some mulch!)

Heading out for a few easy miles today to start off a 35-40 mile week, October 3rd can't come soon enough!