Yesterday was my birthday and with my race coming up this Saturday, taper is one of the greatest gifts I could have received! I have been so consistent with following my training plan – more so than for any previous race I’ve done – and by Sunday afternoon this weekend I felt like I had hit.the.wall.
It probably didn’t help that I threw in a round of golf – walking in 90 degree heat – this weekend on top of the training. But it was my birthday weekend. You bet I was going to play golf. (Note to self: next time it’s 90 degrees and you have a big training weekend, get a cart!)
But I muddled through it all. I even drove up to San Francisco on Sunday to pick up my race packet since it was the most convenient pickup location for me.
So now, I am officially into taper week. Today is a rest day, and all I had on the schedule last night was a 20 minute run – which I did, even though I came home from work and found this sitting on my doorstep.
|My friends picked the perfect gift!|
So now, only two more workouts stand between me and my duathlon on Saturday. I'm getting excited and nervous all at the same time.