The taper week is over, so it’s back to business. I have been getting the weekday runs in, and have been mixing in lap swimming with it. Who knows, maybe by next spring I will be ready for some open water training.
My long run Saturday consists of a 16 mile run in the morning, followed up with a very hilly 5k in the evening. My running coach said to run the 5k as a race to train the legs to run even when tired. Last year the 5k fell on a taper week, so no big deal. This year is different. My training partner and dear friend Kara agreed to do them both with me, even though she is not fond of hills, and she thought we would do them on different days. But, as fate would have it, we get to do them both on Saturday. I’ll have to check her for weapons before the race so she doesn’t try to kill me for talking her into this.
This is when memories are made. I believe I’ve said that before, and I’m betting that it will happen on Saturday as well.
On a side note, I went on a one mile run with my buddy Murphy today for the first time (see picture). He did pretty well on his first run, he kept a good pace (10:10) and followed directions well. We will start working on distance soon. Remember: adopt, don’t shop.
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