Sunday, September 15, 2013

Tapering .... Kind of...

Fall Marathon #1 is two weeks away!! 

I can't believe that time has flown by so quickly.

I guess you can say that I'm tapering, but with Fall Marathon #2, just 3 weeks after the first one, I guess I'm using #1 as part of training for #2., THEN you can say I'm officially tapering. Regardless, I'm enjoying the lower mileage for now. So after Clarence DeMar, I will follow the same tapering mileage for long runs I'm doing now. 12 miles the weeks after then 8 the week before.

I can honestly say, that I'm not nervous about doing double fall marathons. I'm looking forward to it. I was told that if I do one more before the end of the year, that makes me an official "maniac"... ha! I don't see that happening..... but, hey, you never know!

For right now I'm only focusing on marathon #1. That has been my only focus. Once that one is done, I will then turn my focus on #2 (Bay State). What is good with Bay State is that if I'm not up to running another 26.2, I can always drop down to the half. If I do it ahead of time of course. It's nice to have that option.

I'm ready though. Bring on the marathons! All I need to do now is stay healthy and enjoy the taper. Normalcy to life will return in 5 weeks! Ha!

Have a great week everyone!


Char said...

I was curious about your plan of attack for two close marathons. Sounds sensible - just focus on one at a time.

Michael said...

Best of luck with both! I think you'll be just fine...and you might just want to seek out that 3rd one :)

The Unexpected Runner said...

Tapers are awesome...even though it can definitely be ard to stick to it! You'll be speedy, I just have a feeling :)