Sunday, April 11, 2010

Last Long! Taper Time!

I completed my last long run before the Police Half Marathon on April 25th. I knocked off 20km this morning and now I am into taper mode. I was out the door early and finished early, back home before 10:00am. My pace is slower than my training pace this time last year, so I am thinking my race time will be slower too. As long as I will be able to finish upright and healthy and smiling and in fine shape to head off on vacation, then I can't ask for anything more. Digits for today look like this!
It was the first long run wearing the HRM and I actually forgot I even had it on. I hear that is suppose to be what it feels like if it is fitting properly. I know now where the rate should be and that it should be steadier and maybe gradually go up a little as the run gets on near the end. But because I do the 10&1s strategy, that could through it off from being more level.
My new runners were at my doorstep when I got home from work on Friday. Running 20km wearing them for the first time wouldn't be a smart move on my part, so will try them out on my next morning run.
These are New Balance 850. New Balance has been near and dear to my heart. I started running 13 years ago with New Balance 851. I have stayed tried and true and gone through the 852, 853, 854, 855, 856, 857, 858, 859 and now its time to start all over again with the newly revamped 850 pair.

2 comments:

  1. Enjoy your tapering time. I learned to wear the new running shoes to walk before making the first workout.

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  2. Isn't it great to have a brand of shoes you feel completely happy with? that's how I feel about my Asics... Enjoy being in taper mode and keep healthy - I know you will have a great half!

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