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It's such an ugly word. At first I thought I would look forward to some rest. But as the final week of the race is here, it is becoming clear that the 'taper' is truly an ugly word. And I've had a few moments of just feeling this huge overwhelming fear that I need to be out there running.. something.
Apparently I'm not alone in this feeling. I came across this article from Fleet Feet Sports Tips For The Taper. It helped re-assure me that I need to trust the taper.
It also helps to remember that the dreaded 'taper' is also part of training. So I reminded myself that I am still training for the marathon. I am just at a different stage of the training program. And this stage is very important. Recovery is a necessary part of training.
By this time next week, I will hopefully have completed my 2nd Marathon!!