Taper Time!

Dear Training Cycle,
I think it's time for us to take a break.  I've been following you day in and day out... You've knocked me down, you've built me up, but I've met someone else.  Your partner, the taper.  It's been a good ride, including new personal records at both 50k & 50 mile distances.  Now it's time to see how well you really did.  I'm going to go & enjoy tapering & I'll see you later.

Well, it's really here - 3 weeks to go until the Superior 100 mile.  If I haven't done it, it's not going to get done.  I've always been a fan of the 3 week taper - some people do 2 weeks, but 3weeks has always been successful for me.  Now it's time to dial it down gradually while leading up to race day.

Here's a little overview of the adventures I've had while training this season.

First race of the season.  50k finish at Psycho Wyco Run Toto Run in Kansas City.

Trail Mix 50k.  Snowy day in April, where I won my age group!

The following weekend was Chippewa Moraine 50k.  Snowy & muddy.  Steph & I were 2nd & 3rd in our age group! Another successful weekend!

Night runs at Afton with my 2 favorite trail ladies!!!

Afton Trail Race 50k.  36 min personal best over the previous year's race.

Lots and lots of miles logged at Lake Rebecca Park.  So grateful for this gem only a few miles from my house.

And of course a mid-summer training run on the Superior Hiking Trail.

Running adventures while on vacation in Michigan.  Always fun to find beautiful places to enjoy & explore!

It's been fun, but I couldn't have done it without a certain someone!

Until next time!! Catch y'all later!