The past week has been filled with work, recovery, and more than a bit of vacationing. The end of last week moving into the weekend proved to be a successful taper for Saturday’s race at my alma mater, Purdue University. The 7th Annual Purdue Boilermaker Half Marathon was a success. I ended up traversing the 13.1 miles in 02:38:57.8 which was by far not my fastest time for the course or in general, but the time spent at my home away from home was fun as always.
As soon as I finished the race I walked to my truck and drove back to Indianapolis to pick up a U-Haul trailer, load it, and head for Gulf Shores, AL. I’ve been down here with the family relaxing on the beach for several days which has been great for half marathon recovery purposes!
With my butt in the sand and a beverage in my hand I’ve noticed my recovery has been splendid! It doesn’t hurt to have my pup with me! Aussies help with recovery….it’s a well known fact.
Today is brought to you by the letter P and the number 4.
P = protein and I had 4 smaller meals today including a protein shake (EAS chocolate Shred). Smoked salmon on a bit of sourdough was breakfast…and it was glorious!
As I taper toward my half marathon this Saturday I took a day of rest today except for a short walk with my pups and a mild stretch. Tomorrow I will most likely have an easy run to keep my legs loosened up.
I just learned that the low for this Saturday is 35 degrees. Considering my disdain for all weather that isn’t distinctly of a summer-esque nature, all I have to say is…yay.
Day 2. So far so good. Also, I realized that typing
THE CONSISTENCY EXPERIMENT: DAY #
is kinda long so I may start typing TCE: Day # instead. As an added bonus I’m going to tick off a lot of people searching for content on Trichloroethylene which has an abbreviation of (drum roll)…TCE. Why is that a bonus? I can be snarky at times or so I’ve heard. Oh well…
In keeping with healthy habits I got my flu shot today. I also lifted weights for full body including chest, back, legs, calves, biceps, triceps, and core. I ended the session running a mile at an 8:34 pace.
I am 3.5 days away from my next half marathon so I’ll be tapering a bit on Thursday and Friday with light workouts, more stretching, and extra sleep!