This weekend was the beginning of the end of marathon training. I can't believe it!!! I ran my second 20-miler on Saturday morning. It was beautiful weather, unlike my first 20 where it rained for the first few miles!
I met up with some friends who had 10 miles to run, so I could have some company for the first half of my run. I ran 10 with them, stopped at my car to refill water, and headed out to do the 10-mile route again! Along the way, my friends Jeremy and Steph both did drive by cheers for me (and Jeremy shared some much needed Gatorade) - so that was a nice encouragement! I also came back to a few signs on my car - so fun!
After an ice bath, some yoga, and a massage - I recovered nicely!
What is taper anyway? It's basically a tapering of my mileage the 2-3 weeks before the race. This allows my body to rebuild and refuel so that it's rested and ready to conquer 26.2! I'll do a 12-mile long run this weekend and 8-mile run the weekend before the marathon.