Hello, taper week. I'm so glad you're here! Time to cut back on the miles in anticipation of race day, which is this Sunday. Chicago Women's Half Marathon, I see you.
the last time I ran a half (four years ago). I wouldn't hate getting a PR this time around.
I'll just be happy to finish strong, though.
That's always my first goal, no matter the distance.
Two things I've concluded: I need new shoes, and I want a Garmin or Polar monitor. While I love MapMyRun, trying to get my phone in and out of my belt while running is no easy task. I do have a Polar, but it doesn't track distance, just heart rate, and I only wear it when I'm Spinning.
It's taper week.
Here's what I ate for lunch, because it was THAT GOOD:
Question: How do you taper before a race? Any taper week rituals?