I’ll be honest: I hate taper week.
Most marathon training plans suggest a two or three week taper. I can hardly manage one week.
My last long run was Friday, which gives me eight days of lighter training until Saturday’s trail marathon. Until Saturday I’ve committed to abstain from CrossFit or anything new and keep it light with just yoga and shorter runs.
Fitness is my hobby. It’s what I think about when I wake up and before bed. It’s laced throughout my daily planner and how I spend time with friends. Not being able to do what I love and want to do this week makes me feel off.
I feel unsettled.
Even more importantly, coming close to checking one more race off my lists makes me wonder: what’s next? I can’t wait to find another race to look forward to (other than the trail ultra marathon April 7th of course!).
On a positive note, we’re repainting our new house with all my free time! Now if we can just choose a color….
Do you enjoy tapering? What emotions do you go through before a race?