What a morning.. psychotic and fragile was my mental state as I stepped out of my car to begin my last long run. I couldn't concentrate on a single thing for more than a few seconds, my mind was racing and I could not- no matter how bundled up I was or how high I cranked my heater- get warm! This is what I imagine it would be like to try to quit heroin except that I wasn't throwing up... yet. My legs felt pretty good really, sort of antsy and numb at the same time. Is this what rested legs feel like? I may like being tired better!
With 2 full weeks until my race, I actually welcome this because the timing is perfect and I have prepared for this marathon possibly better than any of my 15 Ironmans. I know I'm not over trained because this past week has been almost nothing but rest.. which leads me to believe that I may be going through the shut down that often happens in a taper. I'm happy that it is happening now instead of next week!
So, Monday (tomorrow) will be the long run. Thursday the Tempo run. And Sunday a shortened 10-13 miles long run with the last 4 at race pace.