Thursday, October 7, 2010
Staten Island Half Marathon
Uh oh! I haven't worked out since Monday. What gives?
Well, the Staten Island Half-Marathon is this weekend, and I'm tapering for the race. What exactly does tapering mean?
eating lots of carbs (65%-75% of my calories)
mentally visualizing the race
making plans to get to Staten Island at 8am on a Sunday
resting my legs
taking a break from exercising
buying new running shoes
listening to inspirational music
getting excited about racing
Out of the park, away from the Upper East Side, and passing by the starting point for the New York Marathon, this race should be fun and inspirational. It's been over a year since I ran a half-marathon and in that time, I've trained so much more, and I would love the chance to tackle this distance again.
Also, Sunday is 10-10-10. Sounds like a good luck date to me!
Staten Island here I come!