February 14 - 20
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I talked a little bit on Thursday about the need for a mental taper. After running/pacing the Mermaid Half in San Diego last weekend, I did nothing from Sunday to Wednesday. I mean, we did a lot - Monday we met my parents at a local casino for dinner and a little gambling, Tuesday Doug's coaching school opened their new stadium (yay!) and Wednesday we took a friend out for dinner. I had a blast, and while I felt guilty not getting up in the mornings, I also felt no dire need.
So come later in the week, I had relaxed a bit and was a little more ready to work.
Sunday - Thursday | Rest
I only missed Monday's scheduled cross-training and Tuesday's easy 3-mile run, and while I tried on Wednesday, it didn't happen then either. Thursday I missed an easy 5, getting ready for the conference i was at all weekend. And that's okay. I'm at peace, and sometimes that's just the way it all goes.
Friday | 3.5 miles
I was able to sleep in a little bit on Friday. Since I was at my parents' house (because I didn't want to be all by myself without Doug OR the dog), I rolled out of bed and took Molly out on the trails. I think she's happy, don't you?
Saturday | Rest
I wasat a conference all weekend, as I mentioned, so I wasn't planning on any miles, but I packed my gear just in case.
It's Phoenix Marathon week. I'm nervous, antsy, anxious and excited. This training cycle wasn't fully what I wanted it to be, but I know I'm in shape and conditioned to handle 26.2. Goals for the race coming up tomorrow, so you'll have to hang tight to see what I'm hoping, but ready to at least get to the start line and see how it all goes!