Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Taper Time

So I haven't posted too much about my training, but man, I have been doing it. It has been exhausting.

So it is officially time to taper. I still have work on my schedule (particularly swimming work), but I am supposed to use "fatigue levels" to guide me and communicate a ton with our coach.

This weekend's training was fantastic. I feel like I nailed my swim, bike, and run. I actually messed up my nutrition on my run because I was having so much fun talking with my friends out on the trail! I'm sure that is effecting my recovery from the end of the big training cycle.

Yesterday I was tired. Like--cant get up tired. As in, daydreaming about rest tired. Such as finding excuses to sit down tired. Everything hurt. My muscles were tired, my bones ached, and I ended the day with quite the headache. Fantastic.

That means the work is done. My body has been pushed to new limits that I have never done before. As long as I honor that work in the next 2 weeks, I am ready to have a fantastic race, and I know it. I am sure that in the next few days I will do a ton of doubting that I did that work, but really, I need to remember how much my body was feeling last night as I tried to sleep.

That being said, I skipped my morning run. I cancelled on my friends and I let George go out of the door without me.

I think it was the right choice. Normally, if I made that choice, I would spend the rest of the day beating myself up about it (my specialty), but I CAN'T do that today. Rest and recovery is so important, and I need to give my body the space to heal and bounce back.

For good measure: A Tapir!

George posted up a really cute tapir. And he makes stuff up :-)

I want to have a great race next sunday, and I need to have faith in my taper.


  1. WAHOO!! I kind of like taper. Give your body the rest, I can't wait to see what you do!

  2. YOU ARE SOOOOOOOO READY!!!!! I'm going to be cheering my head off for you!!! I'm thinking sub 11:30!!!! but no time goals for you, just race your best race and you'll get there!!

  3. go get it girl! So proud of you!

  4. So excited for you Kacie! You and George have done amazing things this year!!! Enjoy this taper!!!