This taper was more relaxed than I remember other ones being. I didn’t feel like I was over-caffeinated and buzzing the entire time in spite of not having extra coffee (this has been the case in the past). I didn’t feel like I was going crazy from the mileage decrease, in fact, I didn’t even register I was running a marathon until really the morning of.
Here is what my week consisted of leading up to race day:
Monday: OFF. I did the NTC core strength workout, but that was it for the week. When the mileage comes down, so does the cross training.
Tuesday: 50′ easy in Raincouver, did my second Ghost Race in a monsoon, but I love running the Seawall regardless of the weather.
Wednesday: Solo WO, 10′ easy, 3km@MP, 1km@10km, 20′ easy.
Thursday: 30′ easy, little jaunt around the neighbourhood before work, so dark in the morning now, I wore a headlamp!
Friday: OFF, travel day.
Saturday: 20′ easy, went to the beach for my shake-out run.
Sunday: 5′ easy, Toronto Waterfront Marathon, recap coming later this week.
Total Weekly Mileage: 69.9km