Monday, September 22, 2008

This should be interesting...

Earlier this summer, I was thinking about what I wanted to do race-wise this fall. I had designs on doing 3 marathons in 3 weeks - Tahoe, Portland and Reno. Maybe trying to PR each one, getting a little faster on each. The Portland trip ended looking too expensive, so I thought I'd just do the two local ones, with a weekend in between for recovery. Then hip issues took about a month of good training time, and a pretty serious cold knocked me out for a couple more weeks. Now it's a week away from Tahoe, the longest run I've done in the last two months has been 9 miles, and I'm wondering how this weekend is going to go. I'm pretty confident that I'll have enough endurance to make it through the 26, but I've got NO idea how fast I'll be.

Kind of weird now, being in a tapering situation with nothing to taper from...

4 comments:

SnowLeopard said...

Um, yeah! I was tapering last week too! :) Your legs will be nice and rested for Tahoe, then 2 weeks in between for the next Reno marathon (I might do that half), AND now there's the Fall Colors run on Oct. 19th...

Peter Lubbers said...

Never mind Portland! Time to up the ante and sign up for the Triple, and go for 4 in 2 weeks!

Nitmos said...

Then use normal taper time to keep building or, at least, maintain. You consecutive marathons are nuts. Like jumping from an airplane nuts.

SnowLeopard said...

Yes, I agree completely. ;)