Thursday, April 23, 2009

Time is like a clock in my heart

Taper week 2. 
Yesterday was my last real speed workout. 8 miles with 3x1 mile thrown in there. I went to the track with RayK who was doing 800s. Man, it was humid, though not warm so that's ok. I was aiming for around 7:15s. First one was 7:16, the next 2 were 7:06. Ooops. Though I felt fine, wasn't killing myself. 
The taper madness is starting to set in a bit. 
To quote Green's FB status:
"The Tapering Marathoner will be irritable, anxious, nervous, overly emotional, short-tempered, restless, tired, cranky, depressed (even more than normal). Sounds like a great three weeks doesn’t it? It is not unlike the addict going cold turkey. This is a span of time where most Marathoners go a bit crazy."
Yup. Sounds about right. And there is only one cure for taper madness.
So as I spend these days muttering to myself and thinking over my race place and avoiding anyone who even looks like they might be thinking about having a cold, I try to keep my eye on the prize.
I am surrounded by people who all believe in me, who all believe this is my race, this will be the one where I qualify for Boston. And I am so lucky and grateful for that. I do, however, still have to run the thing. Marathon days, anything can happen. Though I too believe this is my race. I'm very excited about it.
Stick with me for just another week and a half! We're almost there!


Mir said...

Great last speed workout! I am so excited for you. This is the one!!

Girl In Motion said...

Ditto dat, this is the one! You're good to go; your training and tune-up races all say BQ is yours. Now if you can just survive the last vestiges of taper...

Fran said...

It's all you Girlfriend! Your reward- a golden ticket to Boston! I'm excited for you too!!

Black Bear! said...

Get the antibiotic hand gel out! Nice speed in the humidity.

You're going to rock it.