30 min easy run, overcast, cool & 67 degree
In anticipating the Erie marathon this Sunday, I have been cutting back on my routines and putting things on the back-burner: the bushes around the house are getting tall, basement can use a vacuuming, and and . . .
Unless the house is on fire, all projects can wait till after the Marathon this Sunday. Not to mention I am also running less. So, what am I doing? How am I occupying my time and energy and not let nervousness drives me crazy?
Here are examples of things I do during taper:
- slowing down my body clock by taking naps when tired, stretching out any tightness or twitching in my legs
- loading up on carbohydrates, extra volume on my caloric intakes during meals and snacks including ice cream, and doubling up on my fluids
- Keeping my mind off the race with activities like reading books, watching Netflix, and of course napping
Obviously this is a life style I can’t sustain for long (it would drive me insane). But for now, during the short pre-race window, they are perfect prescriptions for my transition.
What activities do you engage during taper?