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T - Minus 5 Days and Counting

Monday, November 04, 2013

T is for taper! It's time to get plenty of rest. My second half marathon, first in 2013, is in just 5 days. So I decided to run Monday and Wednesday this week to be plenty rested for Saturday morning. I'm trying to eat smart, at the top of my calorie range, with about 65% carbohydrates. I'm skipping strength training this week to ensure I don't pull or strain anything. And I'm not picking up the grandkids for the same reason.

This morning I ran in my neighborhood. I had the Beatles' One album playing on the MP3 player. It was my favorite music in high school and I channel my 16 year old self easily as I listen to it! It was an easy fun run, about 2 and a half miles, a bit faster than I plan to run the 13.1.

Hubby will be out of town with our car, but I have a ride to the race. Trying not to worry that she will forget to pick me up. I kind of laugh at how I can always find something to worry about! I'm right on track and trying to get in the "coiled spring" mode that ONEKIDSMOM nurtures before a race.

Incidentally, Jan who helped me prepare for my first half, completed her first New York Marathon yesterday after years of missing it due to emergencies (surgery, family crisis, and a hurricane) keeping her from running it in the past. All four of the runners from my Galloway group finished the 26.2 miles. Jan, just 6 months younger than I am, finished in 6 hours and 9 minutes. Hooray for determination and persistence! Jan at the NYC Marathon:



My nephew may come root me on at the finish of my half marathon. That would be so cool! I have come to many of his races. I just might try to get my camera to him. This is the first ever half marathon in my hometown of Lakeland, Florida. 850 people are pre-registered. Packet pick up starts on Wednesday. I know at least 50 of the people running it and will recognize many more of them from local 5 and 10Ks. I've been training with the leader of the 2 hour and 30 minute pace group. With luck, I'm going to PR! All systems are go!!!
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AQUAGIRL08 11/5/2013 7:04PM

    Good luck Marsha! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHANGINGHORSES 11/5/2013 7:46AM

    It sounds like you have plenty of inspirational runners around you! I like! You will be great this weekend, trust the training and trust the taper. Smile and be proud!
Run On!
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TXPATRIOT 11/5/2013 12:35AM

    You are going to do great!

Can't wait to read your race report!

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STRIVERONE 11/4/2013 11:45PM

    Even though you are expecting a PR, I think you are going be amazed with your results.

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MSLZZY 11/4/2013 10:38PM

    You will have a wonderful time! You are so prepared. HUGS!

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TRAVELGRRL 11/4/2013 8:47PM

    It won't just be a race, it will be a party!!! Enjoy!!!

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WATERMELLEN 11/4/2013 8:16PM

    You've got it so well planned -- glad you've taken care not to pull or strain anything this very special week.

(And thanks for your comment on my rebel blog: different stuff works for different people at different times, and what you're doing is working for you for sure!)

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MANDELOVICH 11/4/2013 8:11PM

    You are awesome. Have a great run and I love the photo in your wallpaper. You both look adorable and I love your hair cut!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/4/2013 6:43PM

    I just know that PR is in the bag, Marsha! Then you can relax and just have fun with Rachel and me on the 24th!

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GABY1948 11/4/2013 6:38PM

    I'm getting really excited for you! Great pic of Jan! Thanks for sharing and I absolutely LOVE the lady bug!!!! emoticon

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TERI-RIFIC 11/4/2013 5:24PM

    I'm so excited for you!! Have s blast. Keep smiling! And take pics.
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DLDMIL 11/4/2013 3:15PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon , cant wait to hear about the race. Have a great week and run

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HARROWJET 11/4/2013 2:49PM

    I can feel your excitement. I wish I could be at the finish line. Hubby and I watched parts of the NY marathon on TV.

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MARGARITTM 11/4/2013 12:48PM

    Have fun with this! You have worked hard to get here.

Can't wait for the race report!

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JUNEPA 11/4/2013 12:16PM

    You go, girl !!

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ONMYMEDS 11/4/2013 11:37AM

    It certainly sounds as if you are ready for this. Remember. Have fun!!

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BABYSTEPS123 11/4/2013 11:34AM

    Best wishes! You are an inspiration!

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JOYINKY 11/4/2013 11:31AM

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COCK-ROBIN 11/4/2013 11:10AM

    Go, Slenderella, Go! You have a cheering section.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 11/4/2013 11:08AM

    Don't forget to foam roll.

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WILD4STARS 11/4/2013 11:06AM

    If I were a betting woman I would put my money on you.
You've got this !!

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BOOKAPHILE 11/4/2013 10:55AM

    There are tricks to every skill. I'm glad you know the tricks for your 1/2 marathon. Stay healthy!

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NATPLUMMER 11/4/2013 10:54AM

    Sounds like you are in charge of your taper :-)


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