Saturday, November 19, 2005

Taper
I've been consolidating my gains. Or slacking? I really do think it's the former. I can't remember who it was -- I do recall him seeming authoritative -- but someone said it takes three weeks to realize the benefits of a long run. Thinking about that and feeling very worn out after the 20-miler last Saturday, I eased back into running this week. First, two days of long walks and a swim. Then back to back 4-milers, followed by a day off for a swim, then a 6-miler today. I'm starting to feel recovered. With two weeks until the marathon, I'll probably do one more medium-long run, on Thanksgiving or the day after. The point is to keep the body in tune with long runs, but not break it down. Tricky business.

Oh, by the way: Nice job, Bears!

1 comment:

dan said...

No, not slacking. I'm sure of that. (I know exactly what slacking looks like, up close and personal, as Jim Lampley used to say.)

And speaking of college sports: Yeah, the Bears wound up looking OK. That first half, though, I was wondering what had happened to that dangerous-looking team that they seemed to be until the Oregon State game. Levy was fun to watch, though -- he really seemed to get more comfortable as the game wore on.

Dream matchup: Cal-NU in the Whatever Bowl. Rematch of the 1949 (?) classic that my dad attended.