With two races on the weekend's roster, this week was all about the taper.
The thing is, it didn't really feel like a taper. Since I was kind of in a holding & coasting pattern (since the cancellation of my September marathon), I haven't really been in a real training mode. I've done some long runs (10/11-miles) in the past couple of months, but no speed-training. The weekly mileage has averaged near the 20-mile mark. And there have been a few weeks with minimal mileage (and lots of biking) while I worked my way through some weird aches and (mild) pains.
Still, as we all know, a busy race weekend benefits from a not-too-strenuous week prior...
Before I dis on the details, welcome to the Weekly Run Down!
I love hosting this link-up with Deborah (from Confessions of a Mother Runner)! If you write a fitness-based blog, you're invited to join the party. The link-up opens at 8:00AM (EST) on Sundays and remains open through noon on Monday. We love reading about everyone's weekly fitness endeavors, training highlights (or low lights) and race recaps. We ask that you link back to both hosts, and we encourage you to read/comment on the other linked blogs as well...please don't link-drop & dash ;-)
So, here's what went down this past week in my little world of fitness and fun:
Stalking the weather showed a really cold (and windy and rainy) Wednesday in the forecast, so Amy and I decided to push up our usual Wednesday bike ride a day early. Hard to believe this was week #19 of these weekly rides!
In other news:
Friday Fashion Flair! The 6-0 Iowa Hawks had another tough game on tap for Saturday, so you better, you better, you bet I was decked out in the black and gold. I also swiped the hubby's flannel shirt from the closet because it's long enough to keep my bum covered (because #LeggingsAsPants LOL).
Remember my mention of Iowa's 6-0 season? Well, that came to a nasty crashing halt at Saturday's game against Purdue. We won't talk about the score of the game, or the lack of much offense or the MIA defense. But, it was a fun time hanging out with my sister and Barb, and the Iowa Wave never disappoints. Glass Half Full.
Lastly, our dear granddoggy, Lola, became a big sister this week! Zeus joined their family...isn't he a cutie? He's a 4-year old Maltese and Dachshund mix.
So, enough about me! Tell me something fun and/or fabulous from you week...Any workout milestones? Races? Unpredictable weather?