Thursday, March 5, 2009

A call to legs

"This sucks. My legs are tired, these 8 miles have been laboured when they should have been easy, how the hell am I meant to race 10 miles on Sunday feeling like this?"

A wee moment of doubt crept into my mind on today's run. As my easy runs have been 10 miles for the last few weeks the taper for this race has seen them drop to 8 miles. My legs don't notice the difference in 10 and 8 miles. They were as tired on the run today as they would be if I'd done 10 miles yesterday. Thankfully I've put all this into perspective by reminding myself that my legs aren't meant to feel fresh on the Thursday three days before the race. They're meant to feel deadly on race day. Roll on Sunday!
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