18 September 2007

It's taper time, so taper!

I really want to do another set of Yasso 800's today (10 800's with a goal of 3 minutes per 800 and a rest interval of 1:30). I have run the last 5 days and my legs have a bit of an ache to them. I feel like I really should just run real light, or not at all, but the gravitational pull is quite strong at the moment...
I am running a half marathon this Sunday, and I am visualizing a 1:33 effort, which means I should probably save my legs a bit and lay off the tough 800's, but I really want to do it! I'm honestly not sure yet what I'm going to do. We shall see...

2 comments:

Doug Cichon said...

I suggest taking it easy. Its better to be 10% under trained than 1% over trained.

Believe me. I know.

Doug Cichon said...

Thanks for the advice, Nic!

I am definitely taking it easy for a while. My hip is getting stretched at least 5-6 times per day, and iced after I walk anywhere.

Saturday is my first run and I'm forcing myself to make it an easy one. Its your duty to tell me how stupid I am if I go any faster than 7:30 per mile on Saturday!