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Tapering Sucks: The Last Week Before the Marathon

Posted Oct 18 2008 2:34pm

I spent last night reading through my marathon book. I really do not want to only run three, four and two miles this week before race day. I already feel as though I’ve had to stop running a lot, since doing 20 miles. My longest runs have been 12 an 8  in the past two weeks. Yet in my book even the strongest of runners drops back to 3 and 4 mile runs the last week.

It’s amazing what our bodies get used to. When I began running I couldn’ t do more than three miles, I couldn’t run back to back and the idea of going 26.2 was mind blowing.

Now I run two six milers each week, and then one day I do six and the next do 4. My mileage has increased and I’m missing going more than 8 miles! I want to do 13! I want to do 15!

Ah, but 26.2 scares the crap out of me!

6 days and counting . . .

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