Friday, October 06, 2006

Run long and taper!

My all time favorite podcast show is Phedippidations from Steve Runner and his concluding words to his shows is, "run long and taper". After 16 weeks of marathon training which included two 18 mile runs and five 20 mile runs I can finally say it's taper time!

During taper time I cut back on distance and intensity of my runs. It's also a time to cut back on cross-training of swimming, biking, and strength training for the last week leading up to the Columbus marathon on October 15th.

I will try to sleep/nap as much as I can, stretch and do some yoga a couple times during the week. And that's it.

Eight Days until marathon!

12 comments:

JeffM said...

Sounds like you're ready and will smoke the competition!!

young grandma said...

your ready! set go

Lloyd said...

Wow, you're ready. It sounds like you've done this before.

I'll be on my bike during the race following a group running the 3:00-3:15 range and hope to meet them at about 5 points along the course. Did this last year and had a blast.

I'll be at the start, with my pack, if you have an special needs along the course, just ask.

I can't wait to see the results.

qcmier said...

I am so excited to see what you can do. You're going to FLY!!!

Redpiper said...

It sounds like you're ready!

Deb said...

Good luck and enjoy that pre-race down time!

neese said...

WOW! i can't believe it's only 8 days away it seems like only yesterday you started this plan! :) Steve Runner is a nice guy, he promoted my podcast when i started one, (it was my first and last because it is a VERY hard thing to do!)

enjoy your taper, naps rule :)

Michele said...

Enjoy the taper and good luck at the marathon, you are going to do awesome. Can't wait for the report.

Kewl Nitrox said...

Enjoy the taper. Sounds like you are going to storm thru the marathon!

JenC said...

Good luck Lou!

jessie_tri_mn said...

You're going to be a speed demon out there... Enjoy the taper, I'm glad to hear someone else respects the "nap" as much as I do :)

Pixie said...

Good luck on your Marathon, you are going to do wonderful!