Sunday, April 6, 2008

Two Weeks to Go: Tapir (sp) Time

Here is my mascot for the next two weeks, Tapie the Tapir.
The tapir (pronounce as "taper") is a large browsing mammal, roughly pig-like in shape, with a short, prehensile snout. Tapirs inhabit jungle and forest regions of South America, Central America, and Southeast Asia.

15 days until Boston, and the last of the long training runs is done. I did an uninspired 19 miles today, gimping into home with a sore left knee and right Achilles. The plan calls for a gradual reduction in miles over the next two weeks. I hope the reduced workload will allow my legs a chance to recover before the race. I don't expect to be magically healed by running fewer miles, but I'll take whatever I can get.

I bought the Endurox R4 recovery drink per Wayne's recommendation. It has a 4:1 ratio of carbo-hydrate and protein. I bought the flavor which they call 'Tangy Orange' but would be more accurately named, 'Tangy Orange Mixed in a Blender with Pork Pork Fat'. I like it.

1 comment:

E-Speed said...

I am ready for taper time too! Hope that achilles gets better. Just be kind to it!