I think I'll skip my shot today; partially because I'm feeling under the weather, but also because I don't feel I deserve it.
Reasons I hate the taper:
I'm used to interacting with food as if I'm burning 7000+ calories per week in running. If I'm only burning, day 3000, this is not so good.
There's an inverse relationship between my (psychological) stress level and the amount of exercise I'm getting in.
Lethargy is a vicious cycle. "bodies in motion tend to stay in motion, and so forth..."
I was on spring break these last two weeks. I had all the time in the world, but the schedule told me not to, run, damn it.
There seems to be a positive relationship between my immune system and the amount I'm exercising, to a point.
Yesterday I skipped my planned nine mile run. Today I skipped my planned six mile run. But I slept for about 11 hours, which I almost never do unless I'm feeling sick. The plan called for 46 miles this week. I got in maybe 30, with a bike ride which was about the equivalent of a six mile run.
Pretty weak. Next week will be more interesting, I hope. Threshold run tomorrow. Easy runs Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Race Saturday.
I'll finish off my bottle of Jack.
I'll do a final write up of what I think I've learned.
I'll figure out what I'm going to do after this race.
Tomorrow the final week begins; I'm really looking forward to what its going to tell me.