I am 8 days out from my next marathaon- Women Rock in St. Paul. I am ready! And for the first time ever, I am actually looking forward to next week where I will cut back my mileage significantly in order to give my body a rest and let my muscles repair themselves before the race.
Usually I hate what is called “tapering.” Not this time. I’m tired and sore. I cannot wait for the opportunity to run shorter, sleep in longer, and take more rest days in a week than usual. A friend said it best yesterday “Isn’t it sad that you actually look forward to taper week so you can “rest” before you beat your body to a pulp?” That couldn’t be more true! Sad, but true :). And that is EXACTLY what I’m looking forward to. “resting” for one week so that I can beat myself up running 26.2 miles through downtown St. Paul.
What do you love or hate about taper week?