Monday, March 12, 2012

Top 10 signs that you are experiencing taper madness and it is race week

So, it is race week.  Taper madness is in full swing and I am stressed, nervous and anxious.  Yes, it is race week and I am exhibiting all of the signs below!

1.  Your runs have become so short and you are running so little that you seriously doubt your ability to run anything more than a 10K.

2. You visit weather.com more than any other website.  You know the race city's 10-day forecast by heart and you notice when it changes, hourly.


3. You are obsessing giving a lot of thought to race day fuelling. You have tried the SPI belt, a handheld water bottle, gels, chews, and regular food and although you have a plan of what to use, you spend hours deliberating what is best.

4. You have visited the Runner's World "What to Wear" planner as much as you have visited weather.com.

5. You are convinced that the muscle twitch, soreness, or twinge in the knee is something major and you will be limping across the finish line (that's if you finish).

6.  You dream about the race, nightly.

7. You tend to bring up running or marathon training in most conversations you have.

8. You feel like a slacker when you see the dailymile leader board and you are not even on it anymore.

9.  You stay away from anyone (even your own child ;-)) who is ill or has been in contact with anyone who has been ill.  (No sickness will take you out so close to race day).

10. You have 3 different race day outfits planned. You know, just in case weather.com is wrong!

2 comments:

  1. Oh Katie, you are so funny and right on! You are so going to nail this one, I have faith in you!

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  2. SOOO true!!! Good luck with your race!!

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