Tapering is hard

I’m doing a mini-taper this week preparing for the 30 mile Blood Peak race on Saturday. I’m not sure what I’ve gotten myself into by signing up for this race but I know that it is going to be hilly, mountainous and ridiculously hard.

All I have to do is beat the cutoffs and finish. Just finish.

But tapering this week has been difficult. I’d rather run 20 miles than 4 miles today. Yes, I really wrote that. I’m antsy. I’m emotional. I have too much free time on my hands. I want to do weights (but I’m not). I want to swim and do yoga (but I won’t). I need my legs to be fresh. I’m not good with standing still. Grrrr.

So I will race on Saturday. A hard race. Not my A race. But a race that is #2 of the 5 races that I have chosen to define 2019. All I have to do is finish. All I have to do is not screw it up.

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