Weather Anxiety and Taper Madness

Here’s the problem.. Taper week = less running; less running = free time to reload weather.com = freak out over all the clouds and showers I am seeing forecasted for the weekend!

None the less I am packing and owing Tony favors (chicken parm dinner) for making the 11 hour driving commute.  What am I packing?  I’m not sure, after a summer of 90 degrees, I’m not really sure I remember how to run in 55 degree wet weather.  Extra socks? Check!  Wait how will I carry them?  Nathan belt check!  Have I ever ran with it or even ripped off the tag since I ordered it a year ago?  Nah, but hey no time to test new gear like a marathon (not).

Calf sleeves? Check.. I don’t think it’s tights weather yet but I think I might be a bit nippy in just a skirt.

Light long sleeve shirt in case weather goes below 50.

Now I just worry and worry….

Taper week?  Kinda.. I’m at about 26 miles with a few days off til Sunday

Monday – 6.5 Miles 53 minutes 8:06 Pace on TM incline 2

Tuesday – 7 miles 56 minutes 8:02 Pace outside rolling hills

Wednesday – 5 mile run with some cool cats like Robin and Katie in conjunction with Reebok and Citysports training run for the Tufts 10K.  Robin has been my running idol from back when I first joined DailyMile at the beginning of the year with her 20 mile treadmill runs.  We kept it nice and easy at approx 9 minute pace.  Weather was pretty much amazing!  Flat outside evening run, how I missed you.

KatieRobin , yours truly

Thursday – 7.25 milers 57 minutes 7:51 Pace kinda flat outdoors

So Friday and Saturday will be my off days as I study this pace chart and try to assure myself that rain will only make me run faster!  I have a few battle goals in my mind and I think I’ll be okay if I reach any of them.

Race                                Race                                  Race
Time          Pace               Time           Pace               Time          Pace

2:45           6:17
2:50           6:29
2:55           6:40
3:00           6:52                 4:00            9:09                5:00          11:27
3:05           7:03                 4:05            9:21                5:05          11:38
3:10           7:15                 4:10            9:32                5:10          11:49
3:15           7:26                 4:15            9:44                5:15          12:01
3:20           7:38                 4:20            9:55                5:20          12:12
3:25           7:49                 4:25          10:06                5:25          12:23
3:30           8:01                 4:30          10:18                5:30          12:35
3:35           8:12                 4:35          10:29                5:35          12:46
3:40           8:23                 4:40          10:40                5:40          12:58
3:45           8:35                 4:45          10:52                5:45          13:09
3:50           8:46                 4:50          11:03                5:50          13:21
3:55           8:57                 4:55          11:15                5:55          13:32

Most of all I hope it doesn’t rain the whole weekend because Montreal is one of my favorite cities and I can’t wait to visit it again!

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