Not all athletes experience the same feelings, or combination of feelings, but it’s common to experience taper blues. Taper madness, is a common condition hits marathon runners all over the continent few weeks before race day. It manifests itself in different ways for different people. Lots of people become convinced that their leg or foot is broken and almost everyone (me included) finds themselves either wanting to scream at or actually screaming at the innocent person (my hubby) who dared to sneeze in their close by.
I researched what are the common symptoms of TAPER MADNESS and here what’s included:
So, in one way or another we all experience these symptoms, the key is to do our best to stay calm, relaxed, and rested until the big day is finally here!
My Runner’s Passport, welcome brochure came and BAA run club instruction packet came in the mail last week.
A little history about the unicorn icon adopted by the Boston Athletic Association(BAA) in 1887. That was actually 10 years before the first Boston Marathon. The unicorn symbolizes an ideal in mythology. An excellence that can be pursued but never attained. It is in this pursuit that an athlete can push his or her limits. I love that simple goal oriented philosophy.