Early this week, when I checked my training log and double checked it with the calendar; I found out that I’m a week off. Meaning, in the log, there should be 3 more weeks of training and I should do a 22K LSD this weekend. But in reality, the race is only 2 weeks away and I should be tapering. So this means, come Saturday, I just have to complete 16K.
A part of me cheers. Yay! Taper! But another part of me has serious doubts. Am I ready? Was my longest LSD enough to prepare me for the whole 26.2 miles? Was it done too early?
As I’m trying not to freak out, my other half lectures me on being a pessimist. But can you really blame me for my premature pre race jitters. I don’t want all that training, all that running going down the drain. I don’t want all those mornings, waking up to run at 5am to mean nothing.
I know I’m being whiney. I know I have to remember my main goal is to finish. But I’m so damn worried that my training is not enough.
He tells me to relax and enjoy the tapering period. Yes, on paper, it does look less intense. It finally gives me a breather. So I do calm down. For now.
“ So, okay,” I tell him. “ Maybe we’ll do that 16K, but if I feel up to it, can we do up till 20?”
He rolls his eyes.
On another note, did you guys notice? Didja? Didja?
If you didn’t, look at my blogger profile. The digits have changed! I have entered the age group of the elites! The 3 series!
I am so looking forward to what the 30’s will bring . Whatever it is,bring it.
And I ask no more than good health, prosperity, and uh, well a Toyota Prius.
But we couldn't find one with a RM 2 price tag.