Posts tagged taper sucks
That is how i feel right now. I am just frustrated - I hate taper! I hate how you start to feel all the aches and pains that didn’t seem to be there while training. I hate the mental games that start to happen in your mind. it isn’t helping that i couldn’t do our mini-tri today since my bike pedal/knee are not getting along. i’ve also been told to just not run either to let my knee just chill and go swim. ugh - i’m sick of swimming - that is the one thing i don’t need the practice in. i mean it’s not hurting me to swim more, but after today’s swim with my friends it sucked so much to not be able to get on my bike with them for a 10mile ride and 3mile run. i know it is for the best right now and i know that i just need to rest and that everything will be ok next weekend - but fuck! it is just pissing me off and stressing me out. i have worked really, really, really hard for this tri and i have put a lot of myself into it and this is just frustrating!! all i want to do right now is go for a run, alas i will not and i will instead go grocery shopping.
i was just realizing how absent i’ve been recently. i mean i’ve been checking out all your posts and stuff, i just haven’t been posting at all…this whole tapering thing is getting to me. i feel so lazy this week. i mean i ran on saturday and then on sunday - don’t worry not too much ;) and then nothing on Monday…today i did 6x400 “speed” workout, it was hard -but then i realized what when i started training i did at just under a 9min mile, felt crazy slow so i ended up at an 8min mile so that’s good. tomorrow nothing is on the schedule, hrmph, and then a 5k on turkey day with the pup and some friends and then a lot of nothing and then 26.2 miles - it is just so weird this whole tapering, i mean it feels like i should be doing so much more, my 20miler seems soooo long ago, it was on Nov. 4….i guess that is why i haven’t been posting much i feel so lazy right now and have for the last few weeks - there was so much building and now no building….anywho…after the marathon then i will just be talking about 1/2 ironman training so we can move on from just the running to swimming (love) biking (not so much love in the winter) and running (still loving, today, not so sure how much after the marathon)….