Thursday, November 11, 2010

It's a taper, not a tapeworm

My taper officially started on Monday, but really kind of started on Sunday. The funny thing is that my appetite was ravenous for the first couple of days of my taper. I was eating not only more than I was burning, but even more than I normally eat. As usual with these sorts of feeding frenzy days, my mind caught up with my body and yesterday and today I was hardly hungry at all at least not compared to my calorie burn.

During a taper, you are supposed to eat as you normally eat when you are working out more. The idea is that this tops off your glycogen stores. Then you deplete them during the race.

So I'm trying not to panic over the whole thing and am just trusting that it all works out in the end.

I'm also trying not to panic over not having run much at all this year. I think I will be okay fitness-wise, but it's going to be hard to judge when I should push and when I should hold back on the run because I have so little experience. Because I am healing, my thresholds are constantly changing. Because I am running so little, I have almost no experience running at my current level of healing.

The trick right now is to get a bit more data under my belt without causing further damage by overdoing it. The other trick is to do some running when doing any at all scares the crap out of me. I keep talking about doing some. But, if a workout is going to be blown off, it's going to be a run workout.

I am supposed to do a short run tomorrow night to test out my new headlamp. (The only one broke.) I hope I can make myself do it.
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