My daughter had to run a 3-mile road run today as part of her gym "final" for the year. The requirement was a 50 minute finish, which isn't that tough, but the different classes and schools (two elementary schools were there) make it into a competitive event. Parents are invited to participate and my daughter wanted me to run with her. I am working from home today and the run was only a mile from our house, so it was easy for me to be there.
I tried to give my daughter and her friends their space, so I wouldn't embarrass anyone. They had a funny way of running the race - sprint, walk, sprint, walk, etc. I would let my daughter get ahead and then I'd catch up when they started walking again. After the two mile mark, the sprints became more like a jog and I was finally "able" to keep up. But, with 100 yards to go, my daughter and a friend took off and left me in the dust. I laughed as I jogged to the finish. My time was 35:51 and my daughter was about 5 seconds faster than that. I was very impressed by her sprinting ability and her attitude through the event.
Earlier today, I saw the chiropractor. Last night, I ran an easy 6 miles and the hamstring felt pretty good. Later today, I'll see the physical therapist. I'll lift tonight. And then, I'm planning to spend the weekend hiking on hilly terrain.
I've only got 3 Saturdays left to do any long training days. Because my training volume has been low this spring, I don't need my normal 3-week taper. A 2-week taper will be fine.