After my last long run, I was feeling pleased that I was heading for the taper. Taking it a bit easier to prep my body for the big day. Maybe because I’m older than when I did my first marathon, I’m feeling tired. Not sleeping great and my body is still thinking it’s on winter time, as keep waking at 5am.
I bought some new trainers, I’m not running in them when I do the marathon as they’re not run in yet. I did use them this week and they are comfy. I’m a convert to the Hoka brand. My legs felt heavy this week. 8 miles on Sunday in the bank and that’s the longest run done till marathon day.
Introducing cross training has really helped me. 2 HIIT classes done. I do really love these classes and it has really improved my upper body strength.
Squeezed in a swim too, I lost count of how many lengths I did. About 50 I think, I know that my legs felt like jelly when I got out the pool!
With days to go, I’m starting to get excited and feel more ready than other years. Bring on the taper this week.
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