First I want to thank you all for your input on the Taper question!!!
I have decided to maintain the 40ish miles this week and next unless my body tells me different. The week of the event I will do several days of short runs with my last run being on May 31st. This will give me two complete days off. Legs should feel nice and fresh for the event.
So as I arrived home yesterday I quickly laced my shoes up for a 5 mile run. Legs felt a little heavy in the beginning but by the 2nd and 3rd mile they were fine. My average pace was 9:20 with just a few hills. I am still working on trying to maintain a rather level pace. It seems I am all over the board and I am certain that once I can achieve this I will be more efficient and stronger on my longer runs. It all comes down to wasted energy and I will need all I can get during the upcoming months. Following the run I did two set of a resistance upper body workouts and then a 1 mile run back to the house.
Tonight I will do another 5 miles and then go to a Pilate’s class at the YMCA. Although I don’t care to send 60 minutes doing core work I am smart enough to know how very important this is. I don’t do well with slower workouts.