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Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Week 14: Tapering Early?

Looking at my mileage it looks like I am tapering off a few weeks early. But really I am having some problems with my IT band. Like right now, I have an awesome gangsta limp. Frustrating, but I keep reminding myself that when I BQ’d in Cleveland I had taken 2 weeks off running (around this same time), to have my wisdom teeth out (my face swelled like a chipmunk for an entire week and took 9 days before I could have solid foods again) and my longest run at that point was only 18 miles.

If I can get my IT band better that would be great but right now there will be a whole lot of resting, foam rolling and stretching. Elliptical doesn’t seem to bother that so I am doing that when I can.

Harvard Square

Sunday: 7 miles around Boston
Monday: Rest
Tuesday: 5 Miles
Wednesday: 5 miles
Thursday: 50 mins on the elliptical
Friday: 50 mins on the elliptical
Saturday: Rest

Total Mileage: 14 miles

I am still planning on running the 10 miler this weekend and I ran the Glass City Half marathon yesterday. Recap tomorrow 🙂

Anyone else having injuries while training? Kind of impossible not to.

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8 thoughts on “Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon Week 14: Tapering Early?

  1. I was just reading a few of your marathon recaps. You’re a beast in the best way. I got through training for Glass City without injuries. I did, however, get a horrible cold shortly before I had planned to begin tapering, which robbed me of a second 20-miler. Fortunately, I was able to stay positive. Good luck feeling better and I look forward to reading about your Glass City experience! Looks like you had an awesome race!

  2. Wow, are we in the same place? I feel I have been tapering early, too, and injured — but I really should attempt one more 20 this weekend. Though I may not. We’ll get there, though, right? Keep it up!

  3. Good luck in your final weeks! Be smart & cautious what that IT Band, I was not and it sidelined me for almost a year! Lots of icing, stretching, foam rolling and core strengthening has helped me. Pool running worked wonders for me too! 🙂

  4. I hear ya! Mile 13 of the Glass City Marathon, had a major IT Band strike. I ran through and still finished ok, but after the foot problem I had a couple weeks ago, the last thing I need is some ITBS. You’re ready though, if you slowed down now and tapered early, you’d still do awesome. So take care of yourself!

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