Monday, November 22, 2010

Tapering Is So Hard To Do

It's gotten to be about that time that I should begin to taper for the NF 50 in San Francisco in 12 days. Problem is that I'm feeling as good as I've felt and enjoying my running as much as I've enjoyed it in quite some time. Each day I keep telling myself that this will be my last long run before December 4th.

Today I actually did a short mellow run, but will probably take advantage of the free time that I have tomorrow and get out for a 2-3 hour run with ~5,000 ft. of climbing. There are just too many runs that interest me right now, and lately I've been having no trouble finding great companions to join me on these runs. It makes it hard to taper when I know I'll really enjoy my day quite a bit more if I get out for 3+ hours.

I spent most of my time on my run today exploring some trails half way between here and Boulder. I was able to find a link that cuts out most of the road that I needed to run the last time I ran from my house to Boulder. I've got a route figured out now that can get me to Boulder on 25+ miles of trail with less than 5 miles of dirt road and less than a 1/4 mile of pavement. It'd be wise of me not to run this route in the next 12 days, but we'll see if I'm actually able to resist the temptation.

6 comments:

Trailrat said...

Something close to this? This is a fun route.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/57546348

Geoff said...

yeah, that would be the general idea but i've found a way to get all the way to gross res. entirely on trail and then on the east side of the res. i'd take gross dam rd. (to avoid paved flagstaff rd.) and get on walker loop at crescent meadows TH.

Malcolm said...

Good luck at the race Geoff. I hope you enjoy it as much as your other races this year.

Jeremy said...

Hi Geoff, Having just read Anton's blog, what are your thoughts for 2011 - will we see you back over here in Europe for another crack at the UTMB (lottery and weather permitting...)?

Kovas Palubinskas said...

Maybe prerun sections of the trail during the taper and then run the entirety when you get home?

Geoff said...

jeremy,
yeah, utmb is on my schedule for 2011 for sure.