Tapering?

So, I kind of keep forgetting I am running Scotiabank Half Marathon  this weekend. I know it’s a big deal, but it just kind of seems like another Sunday Long Run. I haven’t  been thinking about the race when I’m running and hadn’t decided on a goal time until tonight.  However, I have been “tapering” this week- during marathon training I  had ‘taper tantrums’  and felt restless and nervous the whole 2 weeks prior. This time I am enjoying a little break and an excuse not to work-out too hard. 😉
Long Run Sunday consisted of 14.5km to the Lost Lagoon… pretty sure I spotted the creature…

Alyson and I ran together and finished the loop in about 1:17 with a 5:17/km pace. The run felt nice and comfortable the whole time despite being hungover and egged the night before.. ps: who still eggs people?!  And then of course we went for brunch! 🙂
I did a little bit of stretching and weights on Monday- nothing on Tuesday and then tonight went for a 10.5km tempo run. It was really hard! I thought it would feel good because I hadn’t been running in a couple of days but the humidity must have taken a lot out of me. I was sweatin’ and puffin’ a lot.  How do people who live in really hot places run?! The run took 49:49 minutes (cool! ha)  with an average pace of  4:43/km.
The rest of the week includes 1 run tomorrow night- I think it’s only going to be a 5-6ker with a special guest star… my mom!! She is flying in from Nova Scotia to hang out and watch my race on Sunday! Woohoo. She is also bringing lobsters. Double wooohoo!
Back with a race re-cap of the half on Sunday… goal time- 1:35 ee! Might end up disappointed but we will see… the race is supposedly really fast and downhill the whole way!
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