It is here. The phantom aches, pains, soreness, the boredom, the hypochondria. Taper madness is in full swing and so far it’s only been three days. Monday was decent as I didn’t really feel any different, still had a swim and a speed run so it was a “normal” day.
Tuesday was a day off and due to the reduced workload lately and the day off it started. Boredom set it pretty fast, then the phantom aches and then the hypochondria. It was a terrible day. Wednesday was fine as I had a speed bike and a speed run so I could get out there and do something. I was looking forward to it all day. All day I was feeling terrible but as soon as the workouts were over I felt 100 times better.
This morning I got up and still felt great. I have a swim and a run tonight but tomorrow will be back to resting. It should be fine as I been taking Friday’s off anyway. Saturday will be different with “only” a 2 hour bike ride. Good thing I have a long list of things to start packing to keep me occupied. Sunday should be good as I have a 3.5 hour bike and a 1.25 hour run as well as more packing.
I’ve got plenty to keep my mind occupied over the next few days but taper madness is bound to creep in where it can. I learned a lot going through this last year and rather than worrying about those aches I am (trying) to let it roll off my back.
10 days and counting……