Found this one on the Reservoir Dogs’ message board-I was amused by it so I’m mentioning it here…
Quoted from one of their members:
Tapering for a marathon can be extremely stressful. I always seem to go through 5 distinct stages:
1 – Relief – “Woohoo, no more long runs!”
2 – Boredom – “Where’s the remote control?”
3 – Neurosis – “What was that crack?” “My shin/knee/hamsting/ankle/butt hurts.”
4 – Hysteria – “Aaaahh!!” “Why did I skip that 16/18/20 miler? I’ll never be able to run 26.2 miles”.
5 – Elation – “I did it!”
Hmmm….and for me…
2. Not so much. I’ve got plenty keeping me occupied.
3. mmm-hmmm. I’ve been guzzling Emergen-C like it’s water and popping Halls’ Vitamin C drops like they’re candy.
4. Not really. I’m actually pretty content with how I trained for this one.
5. We shall see on Sunday!!
In other news, got an email from my great-uncle today…did I ever mention he was a marathon runner too? If I haven’t, well yes, he has run NYC 26 times. But has since hung up his marathon shoes-his last was in ’04 at age 80…this time will be participating from the sidelines (volunteering.) In that email chain was one from my dad to him talking about their viewing plans for the day…where my dad mentioned “…she sent us her projected schedule, which i’m sure will be too optimistic for a first time marathoner…” um…yeah. good to know you have such confidence in me. (there were quite a variety of times on there, FYI…some yes, slower than 4 hours.) guess he didn’t mean for me to see that email…
At least the weather is still looking good…perfect, in fact.