I did my last long run (22) two weeks out from the marathon, more for the mental boost I'd get from having another "20+er" in the bank. For some reason, I don't feel as confident about having put in the long sustained runs. Perhaps because I remember missing more than I actually did while I was sick (post here) Who knows.
It went great, and it was a beautiful day. Plus, we had the Vakava skiers down to our house for their long ski and I was able to tag along on foot with Mesa. It made the miles go by pretty quick.
That evening, though, my throat started to get sore. Monday I was full-blown sick and today (Tuesday) I don't think I'm going to head out for my PM run. I just want to get over this as quickly as possible!
|Oh so true. Photo by cooktraineatrace.com.|
Cross your fingers!
Anyone had a sharp pain here before? Advice? Links? Things that did/didn't work?
So, as you can see, the taper has started off with a bang. Hopefully I'm just getting all of the bad stuff out of the way early so the next week and a half can be smooth sailing!
Plan for the remainder of the two weeks, which is slightly different than what I've done in the past:
Thursday: 3x1 mile
Sun: Last "long" run of 15 miles
Wed: 2 miles at MP-T (need to confirm)
... and in between, just a little bit of mileage and some fast striders. Should be fun!
I still need to recap the Birkie Trail Marathon, a recent economy test at the U of MN and other great recipes. Now that I'll have a little more time in my day, I may actually get around to those sooner rather than later. Stay tuned!