Happy Monday! After weeks of training and building mileage, it’s finally time to taper. I’m sooooo ready!
This past week was a tough. Physically I felt battered. My knees were achy like I was 90 years old. I felt really fatigued so I cut out all my usual bike workouts. The blister on my foot from last weeks half was an issue all week. I cut back my planned 7 miler on Thursday to 5 because of it. I stocked up on moleskin and a type of body glide specifically for the foot and blisters in preparation for Saturday’s 20 miler. Someone even recommended I use duct tape on the blister but later said medical tape might be a better option.
Needless to say, none of it helped. I got another blister on top of that blister. Sorry to share but this thing is so nasty that I just had to.
Not pretty and definitely not something you want to be dealing with for 20 miles.
I’ve been trying to figure out what caused the blister. My shoes fit good. I wear dry wick socks. Maybe my feet were more sweaty than usual since it is getting warmer? Fingers crossed that it won’t happen again and I’ll be running smoothly from now on.
Workouts from the week
Sunday: Wallis Sands Half Marathon + 2 miles warm up
Monday: Light yoga + total body strength
Tuesday: 7 easy miles + yoga
Wednesday: 8 easy miles + total body strength
Thursday: 5k for 5 by the 5th Virtual Race – May (recap up tomorrow) + 2 miles + yoga
Saturday: 20 miles
This was the first week that I missed my mileage goal according to my training plan. I was off by 2 miles so I’m really not that upset about it. Now that it’s taper time, I’m all about getting my foot healed up, eating right and resting more.
Twenty days till marathon day!!