The only cure for the taper blues is race registration! Rob and I are signed up for our second marathon, the Mercedes Marathon on Valentines Day! The course will be two laps of the half marathon course. It won’t be flat like IL races, but I’m sure it will be a great time! We will start our training in November! Can’t wait!!
Yesterday was 5 miles tempo. Then this morning I volunteered at an event that is sponsored by my company and my alma mater to encourage young girls to get interested in the fields of technology and science. The girls spend all day doing cool labs and getting fun programs and things to take home. My lab was an encryption lab and it was fun to hang out with the girls and help them through the steps in the lab.
Later in the afternoon I did 4 miles easy outside in the neighborhood and it was SO cold. Today’s run was overcast, windy and drizzling rain. I had to wear my headband for the first time of the season. I also went with capris and a long sleeve. I came back with frozen hands.
I have to say that I’m not a fan of the taper. I hate feeling so idle. I miss the harder and longer runs from earlier. Just one more week to go.