I started my second week of tapering today. I was supposed to run yesterday but I wanted to give my knees a bit longer to feel better. I’m nervous that if I’m not careful, they are going to give me trouble on the marathon. I had planned on running a nice easy 6 miles and decided to run on a nice squishy track. I was shooting for about a 11:30 – 12:00 pace. I started off nice and slow and kept trying to hold back. I felt like I wanted to just take off but I wanted to have a nice taper run. Here’s how it went.
Wow, I really went a lot faster than I thought I was going. Running on a nice flat track compared to the hills I normally run was a lot easier than I expected. When my App said 9:03 at the first mile, I was a bit shocked. I haven’t been able to run this fast for this long since I was 25! Turns out I set 4 new PBs which I figured would be a LOOONG time before that would happen after the half marathon.
After 3 miles of running that fast, I have to admit I was a little excited and got carried away, I figure I needed to stop so I wouldn’t undo all the rest for my knees. Tomorrow, I have three miles scheduled too but this time I’ll pay more attention to my pace.
My fitness stats have really improved over the last year. I’ve been tracking them on Endomondo.
You can really see how my hard work is really paying off. For September, these are my stats.
I feel really good about my effort and how I feel. I haven’t been this fit since my mid twenties! I hope this continues, I think it will. 🙂
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