31 Mar '12, 9pm

Taper Observations

Taper Observations

I have been surprisingly calm the last week or two. Usually during this time in taper I am not the most pleasant person to be around. I am cranky, irritable and pretty much crazy. I remember tapering for one marathon in particular where I would cry over the silliest things and I have no idea why. I was so full of anxiety and nerves and just would cry, and I am not a crier! When people would ask me if I was excited for my race, I would kind of get mad and irritated and just grunt some answer back. Sheesh Aron! I was ridiculous. This time though it’s different… so so different. I am actually truly excited! I am looking forward to race day and seeing what my body can do. I am anxious to see what it feels like to run 35 and 45 and 50 miles. I am excited to see everything come together and see all the hard work pay off. Of course I am a little nervous, but it’s a much different...

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running.competitor.com 31 Mar '12, 12am

First, the benefits: According to 2006 U.S. mountain running champion Nicole Hunt, who now coaches at Speedendurance.net ,...