TAPER TIME

ScotiaBank Half Marathon Elevation Profile

This week has been a taper running week for me. Yippeee I am ready to Race. I have not raced a half marathon since this race last year. My training has gone really well and I am feeling healthy and strong. Monday I ran a double 40′, Tuesday was a workout 2 x (6′ @10k 1.5′ rest 3′ @5k 1.5′ rest) in the afternoon I had a treatment on my ankle by Rob Neilson @ Peak Performance Health it seems I have a bit of tension now in my achilles. It does not bother me to run but I have been feeling it in yoga, Rob is treating it before it gets any worse. Wed I ran 60′ easy. Today I have the day off. I had a massage from Bobby Crudo yesterday so my body was happy to have a nice sleep in and a day off from running. The next few days I will be resting and getting excited for a early 7am start up at UBC. So early I will be finally waking up when I cross the finish line.

Marilyn and I will be doing another Mindful Strides Workshop at YYOGA FLOW
If you missed our weekend workshop you don’t want to miss this one. It will be a 2 hour workshop with emphasis on running drills and a simple yoga practice designed for runners. All levels are welcome! I know a lot of the yoga teachers are going to sign up and are excited to start a running routine! It is going to be a fun afternoon!

I found this quote on kirsten Sweetland’s blog

β€œExcellence can be obtained if you care more than others think is wise, risk more than others think is safe, dream more than others think is practical, expect more than others think is possible.” ~Unknown