Thursday, October 7, 2010

Just wondering….

…how bad is it that I have only run 3 miles this week? 

I had good intentions.

I wanted to hit all my taper runs.

Really.

But things are just too crazy.  I’m sitting on our couch surrounded by taped up boxes; no TV (which means no Office or Grey’s tonight-OH the HORROR!), no toys for LB, no dishes (ok so no cooking or dishes to clean-there is a perk), no coffee pot for the morning-OK now SERIOUSLY THIS just STINKS. I have not had a chance to sit down hardly, let alone run.  So tell me, you wise runners out there…am I going to die on Sunday?  I totally screwed up my taper. I broke every singe Rule of Tapering out there and did not follow RLAM’s 10 Tips of Tapering.  I wanted to, but the desire I am sure does not exactly translate to, well…performance.

So give me your words of wisdom oh wise ones.  What should I do tomorrow and Saturday? I skipped a 4 miler yesterday and a 3 miler today.  Maybe I could get in three tomorrow, nice an easy and then one super nice and easy Sat AM.  What do you think?

Off to curl up with LB and the Hubs (well when he gets home from watching the Giants play baseball) on our mattress with two pillows and two blankets. It is all I could manage to set aside so the packers wouldn’t box it up.

And on a side note: FREAKING OUT!!!!!  Portland in like 66 hours or something!!!  WHAT IN THE WORLD?!  My throat is scratchy! I can’t find my vitamins! My head hurts!  I am having pre marathon jitters and phantom illnesses!  I think my stomach hurts too? 

20 comments:

  1. You are going to do great. I totally have FAITH in you. You are a great runner and always push through the tough stuff. Hello...you PR'd at MERCER! Do you remember how hilly that was. You are going to do great. Plus, all the packing will be done. I think you are going to have a very enjoyable run. It's going to be a great last run in the Northwest!

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  2. If it makes you feel better I have zero miles for the week. I'm freaking out too. I felt horrible yesterday and have been fighting a sore throat. Not good. It looks like rain too. It's going to be an adventure. I love Portland and the course so I'm just going to focus on the fact that I am lucky enough to be running it this year with so many wonderful blog buddies.

    As for running, if I run the Friday or Saturday before a major race then it zaps me. I'm just going to try to rest up, drink lots of water, and pray for an awesome day on Sunday.

    I hope you can get some rest, take some vitamins, and try not to stress. I know you will do amazing.

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  3. You are going to be just fine. Go for an easy (EASY) run today or tomorrow just to loosen things up (and de-stress a little) and all will be well. You are going to have a great race.

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  4. Try to make time for a nice, easy run,and then have faith in yourself and the training that you did get done. And try to have fun! Good luck with the move :)

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  5. If the runs will de-stress you, go for it. Otherwise, let them go.

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  6. ALL.TOTALLY.NORMAL... well except the boxes, moving etc. I wouldn't stress too too much about the taper thing. I've totally jacked my taper process in the past and it's been aokay.

    Go for an easy run (as others have mentioned) do some light stretching.

    Visualize how awesome the race is going to be, how you are going to feel (great) and BELIEVE! Believe in yourself and all the hard work you have put in up to this point. You are there, you are ready! Now just execute the plan! :D

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  7. You are going to rock it! A little extra rest never hurt anyone. Good luck with the race and the move!

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  8. You're gonna do awesome! No freaking out!!!! :)
    Take deep breaths and relaaaaaaaxx. If it will make you feel better to do a short run, then do one.

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  9. What's done is done! No point in freaking out about it now. Maybe just go for an easy run to loosen up your legs and then start thinking positive about the big day :)

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  10. Just think of it as extra rest... though I'm sure you have been doing anything BUT resting. You'll be fine!!! Those legs will be ready to GO on Sunday!

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  11. Extra rest is ALWAYS better than overdoing it during taper. If anything this will make you go faster! I would do one more run of minimal distance (like 2 miles) that's it! No making up the mileage!

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  12. I haven't ran this week AT ALL. I'm just joining your blog, so I'm guessing your running PDX on Sunday and that's why you're freaking out about not running this week? I would fret - the running you do this week won't improve anything, you've already racked up the miles you needed to for the 26.2. I'd just relax, go for a couple walks then run your heart out on Sunday. Good Luck!

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  13. I am in the same boat...crazy week. I am going to try to squeeze in a short 3 miles today...not sure how since for some reason there is no school, and maybe a mile or two sat just to stretch my legs before sitting in the car for 6 hours!

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  14. You're going to do great! As they say, you've done all the training your body will know what to do! Good luck!!

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  15. I too am running Portland on Sunday and have not ran but only 3 miles on Wed. So busy this week and of course its half days for my son at at school. I am freaking out! I'm literally puking butterfies. But I just try to keep repeating to myself that its rest for my legs to conquer those 26.2 miles and I can do this! I will run strong and have fun. You will do awesome! All of this stress from this week will be left on the pavement on Sunday and you will kick butt!

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  16. Add me to the list of non-runners this week!! You'll be fine and ready to go!!! Fresh and ready to burn off all that stress you are carrying!

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  17. you'll do great!! no worries! 3 miles is fine!

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  18. I've believed in all the way knew how strong you are from the get go. Am constantly impressed and amazed at your strength! We talked last night but maybe after your nap you can go for a little run to loosen up. I know you can do this! You are amazing Amanda! You have so much support all around you! you can do this!

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  19. Good luck with your upcoming race! I'm sure you will rock it! :)

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You're pretty much awesome!!

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