It snuck up on me.
You get in the groove, focusing on that day’s workout, and the end goal of Ironman Arizona. But then one day you’ll be aimlessly updating your Google calendar and there it is. Staring at you in bright pink:
Oh crap. Vineman is right around the corner. In fact, it’s THIS WEEKEND!
As soon as the idea of racing 70.3 settles in, an evil and serendipitous alignment of the planets occur and everything starts falling apart.
Gah – my hip hurts!
Ouch – my knee is clicking!
Ack – my shoulder hurts just lifting the groceries!
The sadistic triathlon powers that be are already testing my mental and physical fortitude as I start my final week of taper. As easy as it would be to succumb to them, I’m vowing to do my best at still working in a few bouts of training while also listening to my body and resting. I’ve already skipped a run and am most likely going to move my swim today to Wednesday to give my shoulder some more time. I’m hurting for a reason and my body is getting tired.
Damn you, taper. I hate you.
But the good news is that while my body is regaining itself this week, I’m taking fueling very seriously with many, many essential nutrients:
Oh look! A running blogger who eats frozen yogurt. Originality at its finest!
So cheers to taper nuances and pretending you love every minute of them.
Anyone else experiencing the taper from hell?