I did an 8 mile run today on the treadmill. It really felt great to sweat today. I woke up feeling quite a bit better today. I still have some head congestion and a runny nose but I am not as tired today as the previous two days. My long run felt great! I did quite a bit of stretching before and afterwards. This is my last "long run" before my half marathon in a week.
This weeks plan is to begin my taper. I plan on going to the gym tomorrow after work, Tuesday I want to get in a 4-miler, and Wednesday I would like to go to the gym. At this point I am ok with taking Thursday, Friday, and Saturday completely off from training. I think 3 days of rest will do me good in my Half Marathon.
I am really optimistic about this Half Marathon. I feel a lot more prepared than I did my last one. It will be great not only to run 13.1 miles but to also see some new scenery and people while doing it. I can't express enough how excited I am getting! 3 days of work then off to sunny California with my best friend in the world.