A race report from magical and exotic Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Part 1
by Mandy Deen
Get it guys? Guys, guys, do you get it? IT”S A TAPIR!!!
But seriously. The flowchart.
Should I go run?
I don’t HAVE to, tapering is about rest, right? I can’t gain any fitness here.
Maybe I really should go run, I haven’t been running much at all lately.
You can’t seem to motivate yourself to run lately, I bet there’s something really wrong with your head. And you don’t want your body to get TOO relaxed before the race.
No, You need more sleep, everything feels really draggy, and there’s no way you can sustain MGP for 8 miles much less 26.2 if you feel this way in a week!Stay in. Don’t run.
Holy crap, you’re probably completely losing your ability to motivate yourself to go run, I bet you never have a consistent training program again and in fact stop running all together, but only due to incredible mental weakness. You big weakling!!!!
…but I mean, I don’t feel too bad about these crazy thoughts and emotions, we all have them during a taper, right? Right?? RIGHT??? Just me?
That’s all for now, Part 2, The Pre-Race, to follow.