Thursday, September 15, 2011

Tough end to my taper

Today's run (street) 2.25 miles

I had planned today's run, my last before Cow Harbor, to be an easy workout that affirmed my readiness for the race on Saturday. I wore my Brooks GTS-10's to protect my Achilles and looked forward to a pleasant run. It didn't quite go as planned.

I double checked that the Garmin was recording properly as I took my first steps toward the road. No problems there. Instead of my expected slow but rolling gait, my stride felt off balance and I experienced some pain in my left shin. My legs felt heavy and my energy level was half of what it was yesterday. I considered stopping and returning home but decided to tough it out. My plan was to run slow and that wasn't going to change.

I'm not sure why I was feeling off today, but it was both physical and mental. I've had a busy week in the office and that continues today, so perhaps it's fatigue as much as anything else. I made it through my run though I changed the route and covered less distance than usual. I felt the workout after all and I'm hoping that whatever afflicted me this morning will be gone by Saturday morning.


  1. Have fun & good luck. You seem well prepared.

    I've waited till the last minute & have decided to run Saturday IF I can get registered Friday night.

    Hope to see you there.

  2. Brian, that's awesome - according to the site they're taking registants tonight and tomorrow before the race. I'll look for you tonight.

  3. I'll call you IF there are any openings & I can register.

    I decided:
    1. It is a tradition.
    2. Next year I move up into an "older" age bracket.
    2. I'll run with my Flip camera & record the event.

    Have fun.

  4. Three good reasons to run it! I just saw that they aren't taking registrations tomorrow, just tonight.


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