Friday, May 26, 2006

Taper madness?

You hear a lot about taper madness among long distance runners. Personally, the taper has never bothered me. Oh, I've experienced a few bad runs the last week before a marathon that made me think I wasn't up to the challenge. But generally, I don't get antsy during the taper.

However, it may be different this time around. My running partner has developed a mystery pain in her foot, so we postponed tomorrow's 15 until Monday. Today and Sunday are planned days off. I could do a short run tomorrow, but...sissy alert...I have a nagging blister that could really use a few extra days to heal.

So intellectually, I'm okay with 3 days off in a row. But emotionally...I may just start going a bit crazy....

p.s. Saturday, 6:30 pm: Went out for a quick 5 mile run....

3 comments:

Kim said...

I know what you mean. I can somehow irrationally think that one missed workout in a taper means all your endurance and training gets sucked down the drain...

matt said...

are you going to do that monday run of 15?

Sarah said...

Yeah...15 on Monday. Hopefully S can run it with me. If not we'll pick a route where she can bike along with me.