Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Slowing a Little Before Race

The Parkersburg Half Marathon isn't for another 10 days but I've been taking it a little easier this week. (Normally, I don't start to taper or walk easy until the week of the event.)

Yesterday, I didn't do a speed workout because my heel is bothering me. It doesn't actually hurt, it just doesn't feel right. I know it is from wearing too light of shoes on a long walk. (Maybe it's bruised?) I did 3 easy miles in well-padded cushy shoes. Afterward I iced my heels and felt pretty good!

Today Deb and I did a hill workout as we do every Wednesday. We didn't walk hard, just up and down our hills four times. It's not hot today, but it is humid. We didn't purposely walk slower, but it did take us a little longer.

I've been doing weekly speed and hill workouts for a couple months, so I'm not worried that this week the workouts are a little less intense. I'm sure we'll be ready.

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