Sunday, March 9, 2014

NYCHalf Training: It's Taper Time!

Monday: Rest

Tuesday: 3.5M (2 lower loops of Central Park)

Wednesday: Rest

Thursday: 2M

Friday: Rest

Saturday: 5M

Sunday: Rest

Hey! Look at that, it's already taper time. Fastest training ever :) Nothing to report last week because there was nothing active going on. 

Tuesday, Pam and I decided to go to the park to run together. Since neither of us had run since Princess, we needed
 motivation. I don't think we were planning for it to be as cold as it was- I was seriously worried about frostbite with just a fleece lines UA long sleeve and a short sleeved race shirt. Neither one of us had a garmin or a gymboss either. I swear we made plans. But it's all good. We survived. It was nice running outside. We're going to try to make this a weekly thing and even incorporate workouts in- because when left to our own devices we clearly aren't getting it done. 

Dinner was a gigantic salad from the Whole Foods buffet. In case you're in the market for a healthy active partner, that's where it's at. Everyone grabs dinner there after the gym or the park- and I do mean everyone. The 20 people deep express line proved it. But the line was totally worth it- the salad was amazing. I even went back on Saturday after my long run for another one. 

Friday night, I attended a social for my running club and swore I was going to meet up on Saturday for the fun run. 4 drinks later, I remembered I had brunch plans (saved by the bell!). I knew if I didn't run with them on Saturday,  I wasn't going to have another chance for a couple of weeks. 

On the way to brunch, I got some serious runner envy- the weather was a gorgeous 50 degrees and everyone was out. I was really excited to run in perfect weather. By the time I got to the park, it was predictably crowded, my legs were heavy and I just wasn't in the mood. Bummer. But I still got a good 5 mile taper run in AND a delicious salad from Whole Foods. 

The game plan for next week is to roll and stretch as much as possible to get ready for Race Day. The NYCHalf makes me a little nervous because life got in the way of getting faster. So, we'll see! 


  1. Love Whole Foods salad bar! Actually, if I could afford to grocery shop there exclusively, I totally would. But $80 for a bag or two of food is a little cray cray.

    I can't wait to hear about your NYC half experience!

  2. Life got in the way of getting faster - so this!! I do love Whole Foods and I never thought of that as a good way to meet people. I need to keep this in mind.