Travelling & Tapering

I wanted to post another Wordless Wednesday but this one needed words to go with the pictures.  I spent the weekend in Brooklyn, New York visiting my family.  Erika at Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss was kind enough to share a running route with me.  However, we didn’t have enough time to do a full route.  So my husband and I set out on a shorter, make it up as we go along, route which covered about 1 1/2 miles around my Mom’s neighborhood on Monday morning.  The route took us around Brower Park so we had to stop on the playground to get some core work and strength training in.

My core work has SUCKED since I started back about 2 weeks ago.  The night before my surgery I did my last 175 crunches (different styles).  Now, I can barely do 10 at a time of any kind.  UGH!!! Anyway, I have managed to get 2 Bikram Yoga classes in in the past 2 weeks which has helped me to ease into core work.  At the park, I worked on some push-ups and planks.  I got 5 planks in of about 30 seconds each.  My core still hurts!  Here we are:

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Me- Planking in Brooklyn

Hubby - Pushups in Brooklyn

Hubby – Pushups in Brooklyn

Since I’m tapering for the Cherry Blossom on Sunday, I have one more run left on the schedule for this week.  I will probably get about 3-4 miles in tomorrow at lunchtime around the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore.  Then, no more running to have fresh legs for the race.

What about you?  How do you train when you travel?  Any one tapering for the Cherry Blossom this week?  Let me know!

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. project30in2012
    Apr 04, 2013 @ 16:40:53

    I’m tapering as well. Planning a short run for today / or tomorrow morning then just stretching until race day. Have a great race! Are you planning on running with a pace group?

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  2. hysterrunner
    Apr 05, 2013 @ 01:50:20

    I got 3 miles in this morning before work. Stretching as well until Sunday morning. I don’t think I’ll be joining a pace group. I will be with one of my BGR sole sisters from here in Baltimore. We do run/walk 1:1 ratio. It gets us to under a 14 minute mile. Great race to you as well!

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Rock N Roll Philly Half Marathon

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