Last taper before Miwok

At the trailhead - which sums up how I feel about tapering
For our last taper run before the Miwok100k we had planned on running Larch Mountain. I had been exhausted all week, so being overly paranoid about getting sick and over doing it the week before our longest and possibly hardest run to date, I decided to stick to Forest Park for our taper run. 

I pulled out my Forest Park map and cobbled together a ~14 mile route, with a few hills to make it tough but not enough to over do it. 


my back of the napkin route
Overall the run felt great to me and it was over way too fast. That is one of the problems with tapering, the short distances feel great and you want to keep going, but if you are smart you don't. We were smart this time, I can't say that for all our "tapers". Since Miwok has what we consider a pretty aggressive cutoff time, we are trying to play it pretty smart during our taper, not that it is always easy. 



rerouted alder trail

my last beers until after Miwok
Taper Route: 
birch - ww : .22
ww - alder : 2
alder - leif : .84
leif - Fl1 : 1.54
FL1 - hw 30 : 1.41
fl1 - 53rd : 2.14
fl1 - ww : .25
ww - holman : 5.20
holman - 53 : .76
total 14.36

Comments

  1. Hi from Alaska, Ann and Susan! Good luck at Miwok! Can't wait to read your race report. P.S. Each time I'm in Portland and run Forest Park, I become hopelessly lost, lol.

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  2. Hi from Alaska, Ann and Susan! Good luck at Miwok! Can't wait to read your race report. P.S. Each time I'm in Portland and run Forest Park, I become hopelessly lost, lol.

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  3. Hopefully it isn't our routes getting you lost in Forest Park. :)

    We have been wanting to run a 50 mile race in Alaska, any suggestions?

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