Monday, August 20, 2012

TrainingTruths: Tapering Workouts

Last week was the taper week leading up to half marathon #5. Tapering is not a term that I am all that familiar with because I only started running distances longer than 10Ks a year ago. In fact, marathon #5 is a re-run of my first ever half marathon!


#TrainingTruth: A humid 5 miles is not so bad if there is a view half way through.

#TrainingTruth: A sweaty four mile run is good for practicing the perfect gear combination for race day.

#TrainingTruth: Pre-race activities must be executed properly to ensure a successful race day: attend the expo, hang out with FitFluential peeps, and enjoy a pre-race meal.

#TrainingTruth: All of the training pays off on race day!

#TrainingTruths is not just about me. We all like to see what everyone else is doing and use that information to assess ourselves. It's not judgement. It's a way to share and learn and make changes when necessary.

To participate all you have to do is share your #TrainingTruths:
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  3. Leave a link to your own blog post in the comments
I look forward to reading your #TrainingTruths!


  1. Looks like you had fun at RNR Providence! And I agree with your Training Truth about testing out your race outfit on a sweaty run...there is nothing worse than mid-race chafing, especially if you can feel the chafing in progress.

    1. Ugh, chafing. First experience this time right under my sports bra. I think from twisting around to check on my hubs while running ;)

  2. IM IN IN IN for the VIEW training truth.
    nature makes everything go faster and better....


  3. Great pictures! My training truth: Eating, sleeping, and resting are as important as running.

  4. Love all the pictures. Sad I missed you yesterday. We will have to find a local race to meet at this fall. Nice job yesterday!

    1. Yes! Let me know if you see anything you want to do ;)

  5. Wish I could have done RNR Providence! Looks like it was a blast!


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