After the run yesterday, I expected to be a little more sore right now that I actually am. My legs are a little tired, but not aching like they usually are after a long run. I guess the shoes helped and I hope they work well in the race in San Jose. This week I am only running 21 miles (7 + 4 + 10) because I am tapering off before the half marathon. Most training schedules have what is called a taper period before the race you are training for. The taper period allows you to be at full strength for the race, but it is a tricky thing because too much taper and it will hurt your performance. Tapering is tricky for me because this first race is not the ultimate race I am training for, so I am not exactly following a true taper schedule. For the next race after this one, I'm not going to be tapering at all because my training schedule won't allow it.
However, now that the first taper week is here, I am really getting excited knowing the race is right around the corner. Hopefully, I will be able to take a lot of pictures (after the run of course) and post all of them here. I can't wait to cross that finish line!