I’ll play the Four For Friday game. Mostly because I like bullets and this is a bullet point template for posting essentially. And 4 is my lucky number. There is a flow to the bullet and probably could have been pulled together for a flowing post. But it’s Friday. I’ll make it nice and easy for you 🙂
I do want to say HIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII to all the new peeps reading! It’s really exciting to get an email saying “Please Moderate a Comment” because it means that someone new is commenting. I LOVE it. Thanks for finding me!
- I think I’m going to go with the taper plan I suggested yesterday. I think my message in asking for advice was a bit lost as many of you commented on the volume of running I’d be doing, which I’d never questioned myself. I was more curious about the speed work. But since no one shouted ‘NO MM DON’T DO THAT” in terms of going the GMP route (and those of you who did mention speed work did say that GMP tempo intervals were the way to go) I’m going to assume that my speed work plan is good. Plus since my friend did those workouts and beasted Indy with them I’m hoping for the “monkey see monkey do” approach here. But I guess since I’m a newbie then it’s all trial and error. Eeeep. Wish me luck? 🙂
- That said I’m still torn between doing Yassos this weekend or tempo intervals. While I know that tempo intervals might be more beneficial in the long run with 16 (HOLY #$%@) days until WR. But I ❤ 800m repeats. Yes I am weird. On one hand, Yassos could build up my confidence with a kick butt workout. On the other hand they are really intense for a workout. Possibly too much breakdown with so little time left.
- I had a really good recovery run this morning. Like really good. Very shocking because I felt on the slow side yesterday on my long run too. Maybe that’ll be a trend this taper: feeling slower than I’m going. Yes the pace was outside of McMillian but it was faster than I thought I was going. A good sign I think. And if you’ve been reading awhile, then you know that, while I question the validity of calculators, I need paces forced down my throat. Apparently I am incapable of making pacing decisions on my own. That said, for recovery runs I think that pace is complete horse pooh. Recovery is recovery. Sometimes I need a granny shuffle recovery and other times it’s a brisk clip. I’ve also noticed that as I’ve been training my typical 0500 runs have gotten slower, as they follow hard days. At first I was a bit upset “What do you mean I’m getting slower?!” but then I said “EFF IT” because my quality workouts are being kickass and BAMF. Fingers crossed for a BAMF marathon.
- Yes the recovery run was good but the temp wasn’t. I probably shouldn’t say that because 35* really isn’t cold. It’s not even freezing. But yesterday I ran in beautiful 45* weather and the morning before, while it was pouring rain, was 57*. Ahhhhhhh relativity. And New England. I was completely comfy in my shorts and long-sleeves BUT my hands, with THREE LAYERS OF GLOVES, froze. I know I have poor circulation but it’s still no bueno. I might have to break out the snowmobile mittens soon. The ones that make me look like I have lobster hands. I should spray paint them red…
And with that enjoy the rest of your Friday. I’m hoping to be able to leave work on the early side and I’m pretty sure I have a fun weekend planned. So TGIF.