So, I'm tapering for this half marathon... following instructions to shorten the runs and avoid hill training and speed training. My chiropractor said, "Just get out there and have some fun with your run!"
I looked at him and said, "Fun?"
What I like about training is that it makes me hurt (in a good way), and feel raw and powerful - even if I am not.
Nevertheless, I have been cutting back.
My knee feels much better for it, but I have to tell you, I hate it. I hate every second of getting out there and not pushing... just trying to take it easy.
I feel fat and slow and anxious... well, more so than usual, anyway.
My room mate told me today that I was so wired I was like Beavis on caffeine pills.
I figure that the only appropriate reply is: "This sucks more than anything that has ever sucked before."
(Well, OK, let's be honest, tapers don't suck as much as injury, but I just couldn't resist the Butt-Head line there.)