Officially... I'm tapering.
Unofficially... it just feels like I'm being kinda lazy. Normally when I'm tapering, I'm all batshit crazy and stuff, but this time around... I'm pretty cool (so far). The hardest thing for this time around, I think, will not be tapering my miles... but tapering my appetite. I've already given up Sugar and Alcohol (Sugar and alcohol free since July 4th! thankyouverymuch), and I've been eating really healthy, but, it's time to cut back on the actual amount of food I've gotten accustomed to eating. Cutting my mileage in half, means I need to cut my diet in half, too. Bloody hell.
And now, let's review Amy's Marathon Training for the Grizzly Marathon.
Marathon Training kicked off on May 4th.
May 4th: 40.9 miles
May 11th: 47.3 miles
May 18th: 54.1 miles
May 25th: 60.2 miles
June 1st: 62.4 miles
June 8th: 69.0 miles
June 15th: 48.6 miles
June 22nd: 71.6 miles
June 29th: 49.2
July 6th: 62 miles
July 13th: 60.1
Long runs of:
14, 14, 14, 15, 15, 16, 16, 17.25, 18
(Nope, no 20 miler. Damn heat and lack of discipline).
So, I'm actually fine without the 20 miler. I feel like my high mileage weeks and the long runs I did do will be enough to finish the Grizzly alive.
Weight loss: (Will report on that later this week, along with some pics*)
*Of course I'm not starving myself for the next couple of days so that I can add a couple more pounds to the grand total lost. I wouldn't dream of doing that.