Monday, June 3, 2013

Taper Talk

The countdown is on. This Saturday I will run my first full marathon. After my longest run 2 weeks ago I was feeling confident and excited about the challenge of 26.2 miles. Now all I feel is anxiety, fear and doubt. I hear this is common while you're tapering. I just have to trust that at this point I've already done all I can do and that I just need to rest. Yes, I've still been running, but not as far. I feel wimpy but I need my body to be fully rested by the time I get to the start line.
^^What my view will look like on Saturday - not too bad!^^
I'm so grateful at this point to not be injured or sick. I've been very fortunate that other than a minor Achilles tendonitis scare I've remained healthy and injury free throughout my entire training plan. I don't really have a specific goal finishing time for this marathon but if I had to say something... 4:15ish? I really don't know! I'm hoping to finish it under 4:20 but I don't want to feel disappointed in myself when just finishing a marathon is a great accomplishment. After I get this first one under my belt I will start training for a specific finishing time.
^^I'm pretty sure I'll have a breakdown after crossing under this^^
The plan for this week includes a couple easy 3 mile runs and lots of hydrating and yoga. If anybody has any other tips or words of motivation and encouragement please don't hesitate to share!! :)

Happy Fitnessing!


  1. Chels you are amazing!! I'm SO excited for you!! You're gonna rock it!

  2. You're going to do great! After this you will be able to conquer everything. Good luck!