So, it’s taper time for the next two and a half weeks.
When you’ve reached the pinnacle of marathon fitness (hahahahahahaha!) you rest your body, allowing all your bits to regenerate, Doctor Who style, and after three weeks of gentle runs (who knew I’d be calling 8 miles a gentle run?) you get to the start line full of beans and ready to go.
Unfortunately with tapering comes madness – ask any experienced runner and they’ll tell you all about the grumpiness (lack of the constant stream of endorphins), the self-doubt, the neurotic fear of germs, the paranoia that you haven’t trained enough.
I have them all. I’ve been foul today. Last night I went out for dinner with girlfriends and I was only half there. The other half of me was mulling over my last long run, and wondering how long I should run on Sunday.
I’ve decided to do something which will take my mind off the 25th of April.
The Milton Keynes Half Marathon takes place on 18th July, 12 weeks after That Thing We Won’t Mention.
I entered today.
I think I just became a runner.
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