So, here's what I was supposed to do last week:
M: Run, 4 miles
T: Cross training or Speed
W: Run, 3 miles, threshold
S: Run, 10 miles
Here is what I actually did:
M: Run, 4.42 miles
T: Cross train (elliptical & stationary bike) and strength train
W: Run, 4.03 miles
F: Run, 10 miles
S: Off (casually walked around)
I thought that beginning taper would be awesome. So I went for my run today and while the starting mile was rough (my legs felt heavy) I ran 5 miles. As I thought about my workouts for the remainder of the week I realized that I felt really good and considered running 5 miles tomorrow too. Yeah, that's not in the plan.
How do you handle tapering? Do you feel like you can run more miles than you're supposed to? If so, how do you reign that in?