Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
I've got a fever...
On your deathbed, you won't wish that you'd spent more time at the office. But you will wish that you'd spent more time running. Because if you had, you wouldn't be on your deathbed.
You are like these shirts I used to see: "Nixon for President in '88. He's tanned, rested, and ready." Well, except for the tanned part.
But I'd definitely lay off the weight training. It can't help you this close to your race - and it could hurt you. ..Relax. The proverbial hay is in the proverbial barn. Go have a beer.
Tapering sucks. I always feel phantom aches and pains, my legs always feel like lead, and I always become convinced I can't possibly run a whole mile, not to mention 26. I usually run one fast run (fast but not long - 10k or less) the weekend before a marathon - that seems to alleviate some of that. I'll do some quick strides or something mid-week before a race, too.
Don't sweat it. I'd worry more if you didn't feel that way, no matter how much it sucks.
Relax. The proverbial hay is in the proverbial barn. Go have a beer.
That's a good point about the weights. Even though you're planning on doing just upper body on Thursday, sore arms start will start to fell awfully heavy over the course of 15.5342798059 miles (give or take).
Also a good point about the beer.
Perhaps I will run 4-5 miles again tomorrow, then take Thurs. off, run 3 or so on Fri....
If this keeps up for very long after 5/3 I plan to see a sports podiatrist.
ZZ, if it comes to that I can connect you with my podiatrist friend in Grand Rapids, if you like. I don't know if he's a sports podiatrist per se, but he's a very smart guy, and a very avid runner (marathons, Ironman triathlons) so he certainly understands runners and their issues.