Posted by: runsinthefamily | April 4, 2010

Weekly update and Taper time!

Tomorrow is 14 days until the Boston Marathon!

Update:  50.88 miles for the week, including my last 20 miler.  I now officially enter taper.  Yay!  Time to relax, reduce mileage, and rest my legs for the big day.  I still can’t believe how fast the time is going.

Yesterday I had a rest day, and our team had their first track meet of the season – well, the boys did anyway.  The girls team had their first meet on Thursday, but all our distance girls were out of town.  ( spring break). We have had crazy weather all week – on Friday, the day of my 20 miler, the temperature officially got up to 84°.  On April 2nd?  We have been setting all sorts of temperature records the past couple days.  Which is fine for watching a track meet, but hot to be running a mile, 2 mile, or 800.   Actually, it was hot to be watching also!  So I was a little worried about how they would do – we just are not used to the heat yet.  It was windy also – which actually helped the temperature a bit.  The distance medley relay was first for our distance boys – and we had one of our sprinters, who was 2nd in the State indoor track meet, to run the 400 leg of the relay.  ( a distance medley is an 800, 400, 1200, 1600).  Our kids did well, considering that a few of them had just gotten back from the band trip to Europe and were operating on not much sleep, plus jet lag!  We are hoping that this week, being back to school and a regular routine starting on Tuesday will help for next Saturdays meet.  The weather turned near the end, a front literally blew through – with strong winds, and the temperature dropped – but they had to fight the wind so much on the backstretch that all the times slowed down.  DS#2 was running the mile, and we were hoping for a significantly under 5 minute time, but it didn’t happen.  Something to work toward for next week.



  1. Enjoy that taper! Couldn’t have come at a better time, huh? 🙂

  2. I can’t believe you are going to be running Boston in two weeks! Good luck! I am sure you will be great. This weather continues to be odd!

  3. Glad the track team did well, despite the weather. I’m also jealous that you guys have distance medley. I love that event, but schools around here rarely race it. We’re almost finished with our season and have only been able to participate in that once. Good luck in Boston!

    • Thanks! We were hoping for better times, but hey, it’s the first meet for us! Yeah, we only have the distance medley at some of the Saturday invitationals we go to, which are relay meets. I think we’ll get to run it maybe 4-5 times over the season.

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