“The human foot is a masterpiece of engineering and a work of art”
– Leonardo da Vinci
Week 14: Time to Taper
We are now approximately two weeks away from this year’s Intertrust Cayman Marathon. For those of you who have followed us in preparation for this year’s event I suggest you take a moment to reflect on the work you’ve done these last few months and give yourself a well deserved pat on the back. I suspect if you look back at where you began to where you are now you’ll notice a significant positive difference. For the past 13 weeks you have hit the road (or treadmill), logged numerous miles, built up you legs and staminia, endured the heat and torrential rains, created a healthy habit and maybe, just maybe, you even lost a pound or two along the way. Your commitment to completing a significant goal and undergoing a personal transformation to a distant runner/walker deserves acknowledgement. So repeat after me: I’m proud! I’m capable! I’m strong! Great job [insert your name here]! Feel free to repeat it as often as you like...
However let’s not get too carried away as we still have some work to do if we are to get across that finish line. With 2 weeks to go we are now entering the tapering/maintainance mode. While the program I’ve provided is quite generalized I believe your long runs over the past couple of weeks will likely have you completing a distance which is close to what you are actually going to run on December 4th and in some cases you may have actually run further than 13.1 miles. So now we are going taper your training for the next couple of weeks.
Here at A Crazy Idea we truly believe the importance of a balanced and healthy diet as well as regular exercise. Below we have created simple exercise regimes you can follow, either to get you up and active, or running schedules you can follow to get you fit in order to partake at any level in the Intertrust Cayman Islands Marathon on December 4, 2011.
Our exercise schedules come in three forms: Beginner walker, Beginner runner and Novice runner and will be updated each week.
Week 14: November 17 to November 23, 2011
Your health is of the utmost importance and not to be neglected. Even though moderate physical activity, such as brisk walking, is safe for most people, health experts suggest that you talk to your doctor before you start any exercise program.