For anyone wondering, Taper Madness is not a myth. My tapering is causing me to feel anxious about my training, I feel sluggish and I am also experiencing those darn 'Marathon Sniffles.' Boo! This always happens to me pre-marathon. I read in Kara Goucher's book that this is something you should 'expect' to feel....thank goodness! She says it's just the nerves manifesting themselves in a really stinky way. I am certain the pharmacist at the mall thinks I'm a loonie bag! Hopefully I never see her again. That way she can't say, "oh yeah, that's the crazy marathoner who came in here insisting I 'fix her.'" LOL.
|Received a Runner's World today! Just adding it to my pile of |
motivational reading material. :)
You begin to doubt your capabilities and 'forget' all those challenging miles you logged in the cold, snow, wind, rain, etc. I 'know' I can do it and that I've done all the hard work, but at this time in tapering you sometimes need friendly reminders that you are a 'rock star!' ;)
I've been working hard to decide which songs to add to my iPod for my race. I went through and deleted some which I just skip anyway on training runs. Take a peek at some of the list:
|Here's what I'll be listening to!|
Well, I must head out now for a run.....as I can hear ice pellets hit off the window! Tonight's a short 3 miler, then 4 tomorrow, rest on Thursday, rest on Friday and an easy 2 on Saturday.......Monday=Marathon!!!
Boston is in 6 days!!!