Saturday, February 13, 2010

Beginning to Taper







I am beginning to taper for my half marathon next week.  I ran 6 today and I am going to run 8 tomorrow.  It was cold but perhaps not as bad as last weekend. I am looking forward to a one pant day for running!  I did go from a hat to a headband but that may have been it for weather changes!  


I can't wait for my half marathon.  I am  hoping that it isn't too cold but suspect it may be. I  have run on the ocean in the winter but not raced.  I don't plan to PR but would like to have a respectable time and that might be hard to do with too many clothes on!  Lately in the cold I feel like I am running in molasses.  I have only done long runs for training, no pace runs, speed runs etc.  



This afternoon I took my husband to the movies as a pre valentine treat. Well I forgot my pocketbook at home!  Luckily he had brought money. We saw Edge of Darkness. It was a bit gory but certainly kept you captivated. We also considered the one with Jeff Bridges or Avatar.  I must be one of the last people to have not seen it.  I may yet bow to peer pressure and go. 





Tonight it's a good night to settle in watch the Olympics.  Enjoy!  

17 comments:

Jocelyn said...

Tapering can be tough. Good luck! And, dang it looks so cold!! I haven't seen Avatar yet either. I will not cave to peer pressure...I don't want to see it!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Your pictures are beautiful. I can't wait for it to warm up either! But I have to say a cold wind will get me moving ... just so I don't have to be out there anymore! Enjoy your weekend!

Velma said...

Happy Valentine's Day. I also like the pictures. I haven't seen Avatar either!

Ewa said...

Maybe our warm (65F) temperatures will come your way.
Avatar is beautiful - might be a good movie for your taper. I loved watching agile Navi move and run.
Happy Valentine's Day.

newrunner said...

Love the movies!! Avatar is good, you should see it.

Anne said...

Beautiful pictures, but it sure looks chilly. I haven't seen Avatar either but, I'm may just cave also...and have my own opinion about this movie :)

Julie said...

It does look cold there, but look at you go!! Great pictures and look at your great running form:) I hope that you enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

ESH said...

I did two races on the ocean last February and both were COLD. Although as long as its not rain/sleet/hailing with 20mph winds like it was for my Easter States race last year...you should be okay! Laura told me today I should maybe not do the marathon in WA in case it rains. I told her that will not bother me as long as its beautiful!

Tara said...

Hey there! I am soooo behind on blogging, I'm just trying to get caught up on all of my fave blogs.

Your run looked like mine today! Snowy and icy. I forgot my yak traks.

Good luck on your taper; enjoy it!

MCM Mama said...

Enjoy your taper! I run faster when it's cold (as long as the ground isn't icy), but I'm weird that way LOL.

Rookie on the Run said...

Happy Taper!! You are amazing!

I haven't seen Avatar either... and I thought I was the last hold-out.

You're going to rock your half marathon!

Johann said...

Good luck with the taper, it can be more difficult than the race sometimes. I like the pictures. In contrast to that, I ran my 32km (20 mile) race yesterday in 33°C (91F). I haven't seen Avatar yet.

Jamoosh said...

The weather and wind can be especially unforgving along the ocean at times. You are prepared so just go and enjoy a new experience!

Suzy said...

Happy Valentine's Day! I've never run near the ocean - summer or winter so I have no idea what you should expect. Enjoy the race.

Teamarcia said...

let's hear it for the taper! Woot! How desperate have we become that we hope for one-pant days? When is spring again?

lindsay said...

too funny about "your" treat to the hubs. i didn't care to see avatar but my fiance wanted to so we went. it was pretty good i guess. enjoy your taper!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

GOOD luck in your race!!!