It's now just 11 days until Hawaii 70.3 race on the Big Island. Let the taper begin! Yeehaw! Mama's been training her brains out for months and it's finally time to kick back, put the legs up, and relax while reading a book.
This is the first time I'm being coached through a taper, which is nice. Because this time I don't have to question the heck out of everything I do... Is it enough? Is it too much? Did I go too hard? Did I go hard enough? This time I'm just doing what Jen tells me to do and believing that my body will respond appropriately on race day.
TRUST. It's all about TRUST. Got it. I trust. I swear.
Although a major difference between what she's having me do and what I've done in the past is that this time I'm getting "taper" workouts that include the word "Brutal" in the description. As in, go to the track and make it hurt like never before. "ALL OUT MAX EFFORT", it says. WRITTEN IN CAPITAL LETTERS SO I CAN'T MISS THE INSTRUCTIONS.
See, I never would have thought of that. In my (old) world taper = rest. But I guess the rest will come later. Stay tuned next weekend to find out how it works!