Sunday: 5mi (easy run)
Tuesday: 7mi (5mi tempo)
Thursday: 5mi (easy run)
Saturday: 10mi (MP long run)
Everything I've heard about tapering is true. While I'm no less tired than before, my body is full of energy and won't let me sleep. I alternate between boredom and anxiety, and secretly fear that all those months of training are being washed away by weeks of (relative) inactivity. One day my short, easy run is a struggle and just doesn't even seem worth it, and then the next I feel like a live wire and have to forcefully rein in my pace.
With only five days left, the uncertainty is starting to creep in. It's looking like the weather could be absolutely ideal, just about 50 degrees and sunny, so I'm trying to keep the faith, but judgment day is almost here!
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October 23, 1983
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