Like I mentioned above we ate some great food. For some reason I only took a picture of my breakfasts. Saturday morning I had granola with yogurt and fruit. It was a perfect way to start my trip. Sunday I had the best oatmeal I think I have ever had. It was oatmeal with chopped nuts, topped with sliced banana and cinnamon. I don't understand why it was so good. Something about the oatmeal was different than what I am used to buying. I am going to get to the bottom of this. I made mine at home with water and maybe this one was made with milk.
No trip would be complete without dessert. I mean this town had ice cream available to you on every block. Scott loves ice cream so most of the time I would nibble off of his but this time I just got my own. Almond Joy flavor. Please excuse our winded and dirty look. We have not showered for 2 days now and have been riding around on a bike. Oh yeah and definitely no make up!
One of our favorite things to do on camping trips is to hit up the garage sales. Look what we found for a dollar! It kept us entertained the rest of the trip!
Now to the matter at hand. How do you taper?? In the past I have really dropped my training down and this time I feel like I am still running too many miles before my race? At my peak I got up to 48 miles and now I just don't know how much to drop off before my race? I want my legs to be rested but I am not sure how rested? Any suggestions? I posted my training plan below. It is really itty bitty so I will give you a recap..
Week 16- 33 miles total with a long run at 15 miles
Week 17- 33 miles total with a long run at 13 miles
Race Week - Sunday- rest
Monday- 10 miles easy
Tuesday - Tracy Anderson (PS I am going to be doing a post about this soon)
Wednesday - 8 miles easy and Yoga
Thursday - Rest
Friday - 2 miles easy
I am just wondering if 33 miles a week is too many before my race? Anyone have a plan that they loved and thought worked? Maybe I am over anaylizing this but as I am sure many of you racers know that your conscience will slowly creep in and you will begin to think..."Am I running too much? Do I feel and injury? Does my knee hurt? Am I not running enough?" Yes, all of these thoughts are now coming into effect.
So let me know! I would love to hear what works for you?
Also, when you make oatmeal do you use water or milk? Or almond milk?
What kind of oats do you buy?