I really, really love it when I learn something from my readers.
I’m taking his advice. I made my last taper run a quicker three miles yesterday.
Ever since my final 8-miler last weekend, my calves have been incredibly sore, making my toes numb when I run. I can’t tell if my new Zensah compression sleeves are working any magic yet, but I’ve scheduled an after-work massage today try to get any extra kinks out I can.
My final run looked a little like this at about 90% effort.
Who wants to place bets on the kind of half I run with that as my strugglefest of a taper run? If you guess my final time right, I’ll hit you with a prize.
I meeean, it’s a complete tossup.. I doubt I could guess accurately.
Thankfully, my crappy final run was immediately made okay by a piece of mail from my friend Heather.
Oh. My. World.
I have to figure out how to wear my new lucky button for the half so I can be like Katniss and her Mockingjay pin. Thank you so much, Heather. You are the sweetest person alive.
Another reader e-mailed asking for my Shamrock Half Marathon playlist. I wasn’t planning on posting it since for races I typically go through my entire iTunes library and throw together any song that pumps me up at the moment. But, thanks to miss Katie, you guys can get a glipse of what I’ll be rockin’ to on Sunday morning (click on the image to zoom).
Obviously, I had to include my usuals, adding in some teeny-bopper favorites, and some throwbacks.
Oh, and my biggest fans will be there cheering us on, too.
Look for them on the sidelines, and you’ll probably find me. Hopefully upright and feelin’ fresh.
And if you do find me, regardless of my finish time, I’ll be expecting a fist bump and a beer.