Posted by: runsinthefamily | April 8, 2010

Taper Madness

Eek!  Only 11 more days till Boston, 9 days until we leave!  Tapering is going fine so far,  I have finished all the Easter candy in the house! ( with a little help)  I also signed the assistant track coach contract this week – so I am now officially official!

The weather was absolutely crazy, we had all those above 80° days, and then yesterday a front blew through and today temperatures dropped into the 40s for our run this afternoon.  Although I did the team’s track workout on Monday, I opted out of the workout yesterday, did the warm up with them, and then helped write down all the times instead.  So today I was ready to go fast!  My legs felt great today, we had a long run scheduled, I wasn’t too sure how far they would be running, so I added a bit before practice, but then went out with the faster kids for 60 minutes!  I trailed a ways behind them, but every mile was below 9 minutes – some right below 8.  It felt great – I hope I feel this good on April 19th!

For anyone who wants to “track” me at Boston, you can sign up for text alerts or just go to the BAA website on race day.   I am in the second wave, so I start at 10:30am.  My race number is 20043.  Wish me luck!



  1. Good luck at Boston! I was reading your post and realized the name of your blog is the title of my last post. Enjoy your taper and the race.
    Happy running,

  2. Good luck! I will definitely be tracking you! You are going to be great! This weather is certainly crazy! I am heading out for my long run in about an hour or so. Can’t believe I have to get my winter running gear out again.

  3. Just stopping by to say good luck…one week from today!!

    • Thanks Jodi! I can’t believe it’s almost here!

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