I think I might be ready for something new.
I never thought that I would say this, but I don't feel the same about running as I used to. It could just be that I've been doing the majority of my runs on the treadmill and that running on cold, windy days isn't exactly pleasant, but I haven't looked forward to a run in weeks. Training is starting to feel like something that I have to do not something that I want to do.
I don't want to stop running. There are days when all I want to do is run, and running has helped me in so many ways over the last three years. But, I guess I'm starting to feel...stuck. Hopefully, my upcoming race will reignite all of the warm fuzzies that I used to have toward running.
(In other words: whine, whine, whine, first world problems, whine, whine.)
So, with the race 11 days away, I guess it's time to taper. I took yesterday off from running and did a 25-minute hill workout on Tuesday. Here's the plan for the rest of the week:
Wednesday - 4 miles
Thursday - 4 miles
Friday - Rest
Saturday - 6-8 miles