Well the ticker is tickering…
7 days until the Bayshore Marathon.
Am I excited? Well yeah.
I started what can only be called “extreme tapering” this week.
It feels great, which is not exactly how I have felt on a taper before. Usually I feel kind of anxious, and sort of antsy.
This week, so far I feel GOOD.
I started to dream again.
Which while it isn’t exactly proven science….seems to indicate that I may be getting more appropriate sleep. For most of this training cycle, I’ve been sleeping very well…and assumed that even if I didn’t remember dreaming that I was. But in the last 2 months before this week, I had started to suffer some insomnia and also trouble staying asleep. So yesterday night when I woke up after dreaming about an auto crash…I was a bit disturbed about the crash and then realized indeed I had been dreaming. Whoo Hooo!
My running has started to feel good again. I had not realized how miserable I had felt but even now I approached each run this week with a bit of skepticism, and a small bit of fear. “Can I do this? will it hurt? Will the time be unbearably slow?”
As is common for taper, my speed has increased slightly, and indeed, I CAN do it and it typically does not hurt. I’m still nervous.
Of course this is all coming with Bubbling enthusiasm.
but I need to temper that enthusiasm with some caution.
I’m still not extremely fit. I did miss one long run in there. I’ve got an ongoing issue apparently with my achilles in my left. This event will be LONG and likely after about 13-16 miles it will becomes kind of painful.
SO I’m kind of trying to temper that Taper enthusiasm with reality. Yes I feel good. When I run4 miles it feels great. 4 miles does not make a marathon. 6 repeats of 4 miles still does not make a marathon.
So….we’ll see what I do.
And I’m still enthusiastic!