Wednesday, September 27, 2006

let the taper begin.

okay gang, i rounded out last week with a 21 mile cruise along the lake. that puts me at 41 miles on the week and officially marks the beginning of my taper. coach b had me take miles 10-15 of the run at m.p. (i ended up taking them about 30 sec. faster) and boy did that do wonders for my confidence. i'm feeling good - physically AND mentally.

my mileage is dropping now in the run-up to the big day. i cross-trained tuesday, put in an easy 6 today, and have a hard progression run ahead of me tomorrow. so there you have it!

in honor of this milestone, then, i have decided to include a photo of my long-suffering and oh-so-reliable legs. send them your good karma! they've had a long road and it's not over yet. actually, it's nowhere near over! i can't help thinking back to the poster that hung above my bed for years as a kid: a vintage, first-edition, nike "there is no finish line." maybe i knew myself better at age eight than i would have guessed.


Anonymous corrado giambalvo said...

The blog title, the photo... finally :)

5:31 PM  
Blogger carrie g. said...

my feet - as promised!

9:56 PM  
Anonymous Bridget said...

Look at those fabulous, strong, Kalenjin-like legs! I am in awe of you, my running goddess and inspiration.

Let the taper begin :-)

8:04 PM  
Blogger Feminist Runner said...

That Nike poster thing got me all like "Awwww, that's so cute."
Long live the taper!

3:27 PM  
Blogger Gary said...

Yes, happy tapering. And here's to our legs -- despite all the punishment, they bounce back ready for more. Most of the time, at least!

1:35 PM  
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