Tapering Madness

Tapering madness isnt new to me. I was the same in the week before edinburgh marathon this year. This week ive tapered off my longer runs in preparation for Bournemouth half marathon on Sunday.

Yesterday i woke up with pain in both knees. I never get knee pain!  Today i had pain in my ankle whilst walking. Oh and my calves have been oddly tight! I know its all in my head though!

Strangely im quite excited about Sunday. I remember before my first half marathon in March i was an absolute mess! I hated those nerves. Ive never felt so sick in my life. I had originally wanted to get a pb at Bournemouth but in reality ive changed my expectations and have decided to just go for the enjoyment factor. If i beat my pb then fantastic. If i dont so be it. Im going to soak up the atmosphere and have fun! Im signed up for another half marathon in November which should be totally flat so Im going to push harder for a pb there!


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