This was my last week of training before Grandma's Half (officially known as the Gary Bjorklund half, but nobody knows what you're talking about if you call it that....). Not too much new to report - workouts went well and the weather is warm. I might have pushed the workouts slightly too hard, with a very hard 400 at the end of Tuesday's workout and going slightly anaerobic at the end of Friday's workout. But I am peaking now, and I didn't really crush either one, so I'm not going to worry too much.
I reduced my volume slightly after Wednesday of this past week; the upcoming week will be a full taper, though I'm not going to cut the volume too low. Based on recent experiences, I think I'll do fine with a moderate taper. I'll probably do about 8 miles on Tuesday, including a very restrained workout, and then a very easy 6-7 on Weds/Thurs. I may or may not take Friday off - will depend on how I feel.
I'm pretty excited to return to Duluth. After I run the half, I can cheer the full. I have several friends running the full, including some that I haven't seen in close to a decade. It will be great to catch up post-race.
In completely unrunning-related news, today is my parents' 50th anniversary. I'm sure they don't read this blog, but seems remiss to post today without recognizing their special day. Love you, mom and dad.