Nick

Kara

4.14.2009

Taper Day 1: Drink Water

Today's focus is drinking lots of water. I feel like this is something that I need to focus on now. When I was at work, I would fill a huge thing of water and drink the whole thing by the time I left, but now being at home taking care of the little pumpkin, I have to think about it more. So.. drinking water is today's thing!

I ran 3 easy miles - couldn't get to the pool. Nick had his 2 month shots today and I felt bad leaving him w/anyone.

Yesterday I did an 8 mile run. It was split up when Nick needed to eat after 5.3 miles, but that is ok! It felt really good with a 9m/m average. The last 3 days actually have been great runs. I am back at it and feeling super for Monday.

Saturday was a 5k - my first 5k since last September (4 months preggers) and I beat that time, but was around 2 minutes off my best time. My time was 25:15 a low 8 average and fine for a tempo run! It was pouring rain - and for a good cause. It was a good run.

Sunday I wanted to run off all the crap I ate on Saturday and planned on just running an easy 3-4 miles but it felt good and I was able to speed it up and I got in 6.2 miles at 9:00 pace.

I don't want to pressure myself with a goal for Monday, but in the back of my head I think that I can go faster than my previous marathons (all were before I started concentrating on speed and got fast!) But still, I don't want to think about it and instead want to enjoy every mile and minute.

6 days to go!!

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17 comments:

  1. look at you..weren't you all out of motiviation a few days ago and now your slamming the miles and beating times!!

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  2. Sweet! Glad you're feeling so good!

    Be careful about too much water... you can flush out a lot of electrolytes by downing tons of water. Your body needs to keep a good balance of sodium/potassium... just keep that in mind. ;)

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  3. Glad to hear the runs are going well. I drink tons of water at work, but really slack when I am home.

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  4. But no pressure, right? ;-)

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  5. Love the positive vibe from this post! Keep it up! You are going to rock Boston and have a great time!

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  6. OO positive patty! Your gonna do AWESOME at Boston i know it! What is your fastest marathon? I'll be rooting for you come monday! Good Luck girl!!!!

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  7. You sound like you're in such a great space! :o)

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  8. you will do great. you're such an inspiration being able to run boston so soon after giving birth... amazing.

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  9. So glad you're feeling better and more into it. You're going to kick butt on Monday!! You should give us your bib # so we can track your progress!

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  10. Good luck on the taper during the last week! And I love that picture of you and the little guy on the last post - such blue eyes. Very cute indeed.

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  11. Thought you might be interested in Matt Fitzgerald's blog today. He'll be running Boston next week too. :)
    http://mattfitzgerald.org/blog/
    Or the link is in the 'coaching' section of links on my blog. :)

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  12. Yowsers - you are doing SERIOUSLY well!! I am just making a 9.00 pace and haven't had a baby!! Boston is going to be awesome. Forecast says showers, but that won't deter the crowds - you'll have heaps of support and the temp is supposed to be in the low fifties - nice and comfortable. Great to see your enthusiasm is back!

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  13. I am terrible about drinking water. I should follow your lead and really focus on it. Great job at the 5K and good luck Monday!

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  14. i am so much better about drinking water when i am at work. ive gotten better at home now.

    yayyy for monday! you will do GREAT!

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  15. I never drink water, but I drink tonnes everyday. Unfortunately it's a mix of coffee, diet coke or juice. I'm always full of great intentions though :-)

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  16. Rain is on the forecast for Monday but it is so well organized that it really is nothing to worry about! Make sure you have a few throwaway layers for the start! I ran it in a Noreaster...so it can be done!

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