Posts Tagged ‘ taper ’

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: So Much for That Plan

Rolling With the Unexpected During Taper I spent the second half of the week in Sacramento where I was attending a conference. The conference didn’t technically end until Saturday, and I had plans for Friday night, so I decided that the sensible thing to do would be to wake early and drive directly from Sacramento […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Tapering and Slacking

Slacking During Half Marathon Taper This will be a brief post. Why? Because I haven’t done anything this week. Well, that’s not entirely true. I did my PT exercises and spent quality time with my foam roller. I went to Pilates on Wednesday. But the truth is that I haven’t run a step all week. […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: The Long Road to Race Day

Half Marathon Taper Tips It’s the 18th week on the Team in Training calendar, and the last long run is in the bank. With just three weeks to go until the Nike Women’s Marathon, here are a few tips that I’ve learned in recent years. (My apologies for linking to the race’s Facebook page, but […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Restless Legs

I’ve reached the point of the taper where my legs are feeling restless and my brain is filled with strangely vivid dreams of being fast, smooth and powerful. I’m still going to be running the race at a snail’s pace, but there’s something to be said for subconscious empowerment. On Tuesday night, our coach confiscated […] Read More

What Would Betty Do Logo Training: Tapering Hypochondria

I’m one week into my pre-race taper, and two weeks from race day. Coach Tim warned about phantom pains and hypochondria coming to roost in these slower weeks. Maybe I’m excessively paranoid because I never got a chance to taper last year, but I’m terrified of a season-ending injury or illness. Case in point: on […] Read More