Never thought I’d say this but the tapering part of the training – even week 1 of it – isn’t easy. Having been increasing weekly distances for the last few months now and getting new PB’s for different distances, pulling back and not pushing yourself is hard.
The 10 miler I did on Thursday – with 4 x 1 mile intervals – was a whole 4 minutes slower than the last time. Very frustrating but it was meant to be that slow – and I had to keep telling myself that.
A reminder of why tapering is so important…
Even harder this coming week – only 24 miles planned. And less than 2 weeks until the big day tomorrow – London Marathon 2012 on April 22nd.