Erika from MCM Mama Runs, Marcia from Marcia's Healthy Slice and Patty from No-Guilt Life.This week's topic is Tapering.
I take my taper very seriously and usually enjoy it. However I run into issues since I race pretty often I'm in a cycle of taper and recovery. I enjoy having lighter workouts, spending more time stretching and taking runs slow. I also very much enjoy the carbloading process. I usually limit the carbs I eat so eating all the carbs, especially for a marathon or a challenge race. Since I have more time, I spend the time planning out logistics (what will I eat, when will I go to sleep, when will I get up, prepping food, etc) which helps lessen my anxiety around the race.
I have a race this Sunday and it's my first 10 miler. It is a goal race of mine as I would love to be able to get a new time to use for Disney races.
Here are my goals:
A: 1:39:59 (sub 10 min): According to the McMillian calculator, to get a faster predicting time, I will need to get on a sub-10 pace.
B: (current Half PR pace-10:09): my training has been less than stellar so if I could hold on for my PR pace, i would be happy
C: finish with a smile. With my jet lag and also procedure I got yesterday, I don't want to overexert myself. I am not sure how I will feel later this week. I will of course go for it if I can but if not, then I am happy just to finish the race.
How are you with tapering?