Monday, July 12, 2010

The Taper

Tapering for a race is weird. I'm not sure I've ever met anyone who is really good at it. I tend to enjoy backing off the monster miles, but then my brain starts to kick in and question things. Tapering for me involves:

A final ride on the bike, before it amazingly somehow fits into this box:

This is followed by mind games of thinking I need to train more. Thinking I need to train less. Reminding myself I did not spend the past 3 months sitting on the couch. Wondering why I have a random pain in my leg. Realizing my head is being a pain. And usually in the end just realizing I'm excited to go race and whatever the outcome is, I have done the best I can on a given day. We leave for Lake Placid in a week!