Taper is here! Taper is here! Wooo!
Last week was a repeat of the previous week’s 60-mile schedule and it was no less grueling. My nine mile runs on Tuesday and Thursday were tough, but the paces were decent. Wednesday’s thirteen miles were a bit of a struggle, but I got them done. My legs are just so damn tired all the time now.
I moved my long run to Saturday so I could go out for an early birthday celebration with some friends at Killmeyer’s Old Bavaria Inn in Staten Island. I knew I’d want to drink a bit and didn’t want to have to worry about a long run the next morning. Though, in the process of moving that run, I unwittingly ended up running 77 miles over the course of 7 consecutive days. That would probably explain why Saturday’s 21 miles were awful. Probably also didn’t help that the temperature broke 70º. Even with a water break halfway through, I ended up sickeningly dehydrated by mile 16.
Anyway, I’m so glad to be vacationing in Taper Town right now. My body really needs it!