Raining the whole way, which was a nice change.
PM: 8 miles (1:07) Monument+library in the FFs
Tue-AM: 27 miles (4:13) Manitou-Barr Camp-Manitou Res-Heizer Trail-Cascade-Waldo-Williams-Manitou. Great loop. Good heat training (low 90s).
PM: 7 miles (:54) Monument+library in the FFs.
Wed-AM: 30 miles (4:02) Jones Park-7 Bridges-Buckhorn Loop+barefoot
PM: 5 miles (:42) Monument in the FFs.
Thu-AM: 30 miles (4:02) Jones Park-7 Bridges-Buckhorn Loop+barefoot.
Felt better the 2nd half today. Wore the new mass-production 790s with the stiffer midsole and they were great. New Balance made a great shoe even better.
PM: 5 miles (:40) Monument in the FFs. And now the real tapering begins.
Fri-AM: 11 miles (1:30) Monument-RR Tracks in the FFs.
Sat-AM: 25 miles (3:02) Buckhorn+barefoot.
Ran up the mountain in 31:20 feeling very mellow and easy the whole way, so that was very encouraging. 7 min miles the whole way back felt easy, too. Feeling good.
Sun-AM: 16 miles (2:05) South Santa Fe out and back in the FFs.
Kept it short, flat, and easy.
Total: 180 miles (24:26)
Well, the work is obviously done and now there's nothing left to do but jog around a little each day and wait. I plan on 1:30 Monday and nothing over an hour the rest of the days until WS. This will definitely be the longest/mellowest taper I've ever done before a 100 mile race, but I've also had my best, most consistent block of training ever leading up to a 100 mile race.
This past week was also a little different in that when I get this close to a 100 mile race I stop pushing my luck by filling my bottles with un-treated water on my training runs. I figure that if I have been lucky enough to make it this long without hosting any sort of serious giardia live-ins, then I shouldn't get cocky and pick some up in the last couple weeks before a big race.
Most un-treated sources that I tend to drink out of are usually springs (often coming right out of the ground or rocks), but there are plenty of "non-spring" streams that I'll frequent on a weekly/daily basis that it's probably a good idea to stay away from with an important race looming. Of course, I'm not even sure what the incubation period for giardia is anyway...