Saturday, May 22, 2010
You know you want some. Green monsters rock! There is really no other way to describe it. This one was pretty basic. Half a banana, handful of strawberries, tons of spinach and some milk. I forgot to put ice cubes in it. :-( I just think that smoothies should be REALLY cold.
I finally got back on the treadmill this morning, even though I had no motivation at all. I did 4 miles at a very leisurely pace. And it felt great to get back to running. I read an article on the 'taper blues' the other day and I thought the beginning of it very accurately described what I'm going through right now.
I am definitely feeling more tired during this taper than I was when I was putting in 30 miles a week; and the runs I am doing aren't at the same intensity that I had been doing. I am trying really hard to trust my training plan, but I have a history of questioning it.
Tomorrow is another scheduled day off, although I am thinking that I might do some weight lifting. Nothing too strenuous, but I want to keep moving.
How do you deal with a taper? Any suggestions to help me?