Wednesday, November 18, 2009

This tapering business...

I don't feel like I'm tapering at all... probably because for the last two weeks, I didn't do a mid-week run either. I've been super low mileage for the last three weeks, so I don't even know if what I'm doing now counts as tapering.

After the 22 miler, I went for a stroll on Sunday, did elliptical and weights on Monday, did an hour of yoga on Tuesday, and am going for a spin class tonight. Is this tapering, or am I doing too much? I don't feel like I'm tired or anything... it's the work-out volume that I am used to, but I don't know if it counts as tapering. I still have 18 more days till M-day, so I feel like I can truly REST when I get closer to the date. And with Thanksgiving coming up, you bet your little tush I am going to pig out and spend a couple of days recovering from a food coma. haha. Well.... hopefully not :)

I've also been thinking about what I want to do Post-Marathon. I will be traveling over the December holidays where I will not be able to run (for numerous reasons). I thought I wanted to get into the whole p90x thing, and really work on strengthening my muscles (and lose some lbs. I have put on WEIGHT with this whole marathon training thing. How is it possible that after hundreds of miles I still put on weight? blah) However, there are a couple of spring marathons I have my eye on, so taking 90 days off from running is no bueno. eh, I don't have to decide right now. I will have a better idea AFTER I see how the marathon goes in 18 days. eeeeeeeeek!

I can't believe it's sooooo close!!!! Almost time to start freaking out :)


  1. I'd say keep up your usual activities until the final week, when you'll want it uber light.

    Thinking of post-marathon plans already, are we? ;)

    Christmas vacation is coming up SOON! So excited.

  2. I definitely didn't feel like 3 weeks out felt like a taper. Don't sweat it. Focus more on next week.

  3. I think working out, just not Running as much, is the key - right?? No idea, haven't delved into that world yet. :) but if you're still feeling high-energy, go with it? haha

    I've heard that p90x is insane. I'm terrified of it...

  4. I'm behind in the blogging world, but I totally know what you mean! I gained weight during my half marathon training because I was hungry ALL THE TIME. I read somewhere that you should take a day off from running for every mile run during your marathon. So for your 26 miles your should not run for 26 days, but ANY kind of cross training is ok. That was just one article, but I was deciding what I would do after my race and came across that. Also, I'm going to do Jillian's 30 day shred and see if I can rid myself of a few lbs. Good luck in your race!



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