Yes, Jenna, I should be tapering. I mean, I AM tapering. Not the conventional marathon taper; but a taper none the less.
I typically run 55 - 60 miles a week. Last week I ran 40ish and this week will be 20ish prior to Sunday.
I don't taper well.
It's bad enough not lifting any weights for legs; I did lift upper body. But then to have a few days off from hard/long running..it makes me feel all bloated and crabby. Of course, PMS is contributing to that feeling as well.
I really enjoyed my treadmill workout this morning. It felt good to breath hard and feel the muscles waking up. I've felt sluggish. This evening I ran a few easy slow miles in the cold and wind during Troy's football practice. It was real cold.
Marathon forcast is perfect for me. Sunny, 55F start and 75F finish. I like that.
A friend whom I very much respect and always heed the advice he gives, contacted me today. He told me a "3.50 = bullshit. You can run a 3:39-3:43 marathon".
Oh man. He believes in me more than I believe in myself. I'm going to begin to believe in myself..