Taper Madness

The Miles Are Out To Get Me

This is the worst case of taper madness I’ve ever had.

My longest run was 23, and I’ve run 10 miles since then because of a semi-injured ankle. I’m paranoid about making sure I get to the start line pain free.

All activity for the past three weeks has been on the spin bike. The taper has never bothered me this much before, but now I’m really understanding what people are always talking about. Doubt everything.

Doubt your training. Doubt your weight (haven’t weighed myself). Doubt your body’s ability to build up massive amounts of glycogen. Doubt whether or not you even remember how to run.

According to everything I’ve read, this is exactly how you are supposed to feel. Hopefully that means a good performance on Sunday!

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