Friday, March 16, 2012

The Taper

So, I decided to try really-truly-uber tapering this week.  As an experiment.  And I have been adhering.  Swear on deity-of-choice, I have.

And thus, a day before my race, I find myself
  1. bloated, 
  2. irritable, 
  3. stiff, 
  4. achy, 
  5. craving sweets and salt,
  6. unable to sleep, and
  7. unable to focus.

So.... tapering is pretty much just self-induced PMS, isn't it?

Wow, and all this time I had no idea what I was missing.


  1. It's the worst. Though it's totally worth it when it pays off with a great race.

  2. Yep, that's taper. Isn't it the WORST?

    I hope the experiment proves worthwhile and you have a great race!

  3. last night i was craving salts and sweets. today i feel AMAZING!!! so i'm probably screwed.

  4. You know that commercial (I think it's for tampons or pads) that says "Have a Happy Period"? I have been thinking about that non-stop lately. "Have a Happy Taper." Trying to keep myself calm about it all! Nice graphic and Good St. Patrick's Day Luck tomorrow!

  5. Haha. Sounds like you are doing it right! See you tomorrow!

  6. If you are also positive that you have about 18 stress fractures that developed in the last 3 days, then you have definitely tapered spot on.

  7. Ah, I have to use this picture for my post on such a similar topic! :)