April 04, 2011

Two weeks to go go go go go.

When I was pregnant I had this little spreadsheet that I kept that had my due date, how many weeks to go and formula that had how many weeks back. I know, I know, I'm an excel geek. It was my way of not only anticipating the date but then thinking about where I was the same number of days back.

I don't have the same spreadsheet for the marathon, but with only 2 weeks to go, it is EASY to think about what I was doing just two weeks ago! It means this thing is coming up QUICK!

And it is really sinking in. I have my singlet. I have my orange hat.  My new orange shoes are broken in. I know my number.

22474.

I like that number.

All the BIG runs are in the books.  We are officially in taper mode. Which means my legs are ITCHING to run. This taper is feels really different than a half marathon taper.  I really do feel my muscles aching to do go go go.

Is this how a taper feels?

It makes sense my legs would feel this way since every Saturday for the last 16 weeks I have run LONG.  To play it extra safe this week I replaced a few runs with the ARC trainer too. I just don't want to take any chances.

Here is the game plan for the next two weeks:
  • Foam roll & stretch (I really need to do this every night. I haven't been as good about this as I should.)
  • Replace some runs with ARC trainer
  • Next week, start cutting out fats and stick with mostly whole grain carbs
  • Try to get good sleep (this is probably the hardest!)
Mon 3-4
Tues Strength training
Wed 5-7
Thurs 7-8 
Friday Strength training
Sun 10-12 (Last group run) 

Tues Strength training (more like Yoga)
Wed 4-5 (speed work)
Thurs 3-4 
Friday Stretch, yoga
Sat 1-2 
Sunday: DFMC Pasta Party Carb-o Load!
MONDAY MARATHON! 26.2 miles
The only thing left is to get to my fundraising goal and to run this thing!  

2 comments:

adamm9 said...

Sounds like a good plan. It is near impossible, but try to relax and enjoy the taper. :)

Matthew Miller said...

I love the taper. The satisfaction of a proper training regimen and the reward is to take a little break and give your body a chance to recover and prepare for the big event.