I have been tapering this week and it’s been nice but weird. I feel a little lost. I feel anxious about the upcoming race. I watch the weather every morning and night. They were talking about rain on Sunday for at least 3 days and today the forecast changed to a sunny day with temps in the 50s. That is a relief. I sort of had the feeling that it would change to a more sunny forecast; because I just couldn’t believe or accept that my first half marathon would be in a complete downpour. So now I need to set aside some time to THINK. I read an interesting blog today http://drrachelruns.com/2012/04/25/thinking-about-running/. I know that I like to run so I can have time alone and regroup, but I don’t necessarily use that time to think. You may think that people have time to think when they are out running, but in fact it is just the opposite for me. It does give me the time to clear my head, regroup myself and feel better. Then when I am done with the run, the fuzziness is gone and I can think. I like to listen to my podcasts when I run and sometimes I notice lately that a few minutes will go by and I didn’t listen to a word they were talking about because I was getting list in my own running.
This week I have been very conscious about how much water I am drinking and making sure I am eating well. Getting some additional carbs in from time to time and I did a 3.1 mile run on Tuesday. I plan on doing another run either Thursday or Friday. I have to “think” about it and come up with a plan. I need to work out my pre race jitters as well. I have to pick up my number on Saturday, that will be when the real jitters kick in!