Finally, it’s the Brooklyn Half Marathon Taper. The Brooklyn 13.1 is in 12 days so this is kind of a late taper but I went away for the weekend and although I eeked out an 8 mile hike, I felt like I needed to do one more 10+ mile run to feel ready. I ran on the Montour Trail which is really pretty flat for this area.
But even so, it’s not that far off from the elevation change in the Brooklyn. It was a pleasant day in the 50’s with cloud cover. I listened to the music I listen to during the run. All the songs are chosen for a beats per minute pace that roughly approximates what I try to do in the race. I also use BeatPacer on my iPhone to further refine the pace. It really helps especially during the uphills.
So now it’s mostly rest. I have a 10km training run with either Steel City on Saturday or Fleet Feet on Sunday. Next week is usually really light with nothing more than 5Km.