It's taper time!! I had my last long run on Saturday per my PT's recommendation. I've had 2 building weekends in a row, and will pull back this Saturday do maybe a 5k distance, maybe a little bit more. I did 4.15 miles on Saturday, which isn't as far as I would've liked heading into this training cycle, but PT put my building on hold for a couple weeks while I made progress in strength. When I started PT, my ceiling before my ITB started twinging was a little under 3 miles, and now it's right about 4 miles. This time last year I was making progress towards 2 miles so I will absolutely take it.
I have a little under 2 weeks to go, and I will be VERY diligent with my PT exercises at home. I've seen the progress I've made already, and will work to get every last ounce possible before I'm in the starting corrals. Since I have so many take-home exercises, I have lots of opportunity of mixing things up so I'm not doing the same stuff over and over again.
I also decided to have a little bit of fun Sunday. I took out some songs from my running playlist and put some new ones in. Gotta keep it fresh. The list is about 1.5 hours long, which I hope will be enough time. If not, I'll start it over. I've got a good mix of Disney songs, movies Disney acquired (Star Wars), and some non-Disney running music.
Tuesdays on the Run with Patty, Erika, and Marcia.