And so it begins.
Although I am only 2 days into my 3 week taper, I am already freaking out! The thought of reducing my mileage is driving me crazy. I loved tackling long runs and having high mileage weeks. I know rest will do me good, but it's a hard adjustment. Do you have an idea how badly I want to run this evening? I already ran 5.33 miles today (I had 5 on my schedule) so I don't think I should do a two-a-day. Especially since the taper is time for my muscles to repair and my body to store all it can for me to have a great (optimistic here!) marathon experience.
Next week will be the hardest. I am only scheduled to run a total of 24 miles. 24 MILES!! I ran 23 miles for my long run last week!! Only 1 mile less than what I am supposed to do in a week.
I need to keep telling myself to stick to the taper schedule. More rest is better than over training myself.
I still need to update with last weeks schedule/actual work outs and running but my log is at home. I'll save that for tomorrow.