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In Life as well as in running the secret is Pace.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

the top 10 reasons I hate to taper

1     1.   I really like to train 

2. I just don't feel right if I'm not exhausted

3. If I'm not training… I'm eating or thinking about eating… that can only lead to weight gain… the last thing I need when I'm getting ready for a big race

4. I spend time planning my training for after the race

5. I get excited about #4

6. I look outside (like now) and it's raining… which makes me want to run around in the mud

7. All my friends are doing it (training)

8. My old injuries don't seem to be healing any faster

9. I inexplicably feel new aches and pains

10. I think I just have an internal metronome that just needs to run for about an hour a day

We leave for Colorado in 3 days….


My Boring Triathlon Blog said...

#3 = 100%

Matthew Smith said...

I totally hear you on the taper deal. But, it's so incredible how a week later, you're so much faster and feel better just from a little taper!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Yep, your dead on, especially on #9