Last week was taper week with the Run For Water half marathon on Sunday. This is how it went down for a total of 55 miles:
Monday: Major treadmill sweatfest for 7 miles at an average of 7:30 min/mile pace with the last mile at a 7 min/mile pace.
Tuesday: Same as Monday.
Wednesday: Grandma Slane came over to be with Callum so I could run outside. I wanted to go hard and long (TWSS) but I reined it in with 7 miles.
Thursday: Super slow six miler in the rising sun. I haaaaate running in the mornings.
Friday: I didn’t get this 10 miler in until the end of the day and I really should have just done 5 miles, but by the time I started running I was so stressed and just needed to pound it out.
Saturday: Andrew got all dressed for a run and I decided to join him for 5 miles. Then we had Coronas while we cleaned up the BBQ.
Something weird happened to my foot, and I know it sounds like a big fat granny pants excuse but I swear it’s the truth. I stood up and the joint in the top of my left foot was all knotted up and I couldn’t even put weight on it. I iced it and then hoped and prayed that Brent (my massage therapist) would be at the start line in the morning to see if he could adjust my foot.
Sunday: I found Brent and he worked on my foot but it was just too jammed up. I ran on it anyway because the way my foot hits the ground when I run isn’t as painful as when I walk on it. I finished in 1:31-something. Super tough course, a huuuuuge ass hill between mile 6 and 7 and yeah. My foot got messed up. But it was a good experience and now I know I’ve got that sub 1:30 in me. Race recap tomorrow.