Originally Posted by Red Belly
Monday will be my first marathon. My last short run was yesterday.
All day today I feel as if I'm about to come down with a dose of something. Temperature is fine, no runny nose, no sore throat, no aches and pains as such, just a feeling that fluey aches and pains might be right around the corner.
Is this what taper madness feels like?
No aches? No Pains? Ah you're getting away very lightly... Yes, it is absolute taper madness, no question. I now have mine timed, have been suffering since last week, couple of short runs did nothing to ease pains or nerves, started to lift a bit yesterday, bit more spring in the step today, did a two mile run and was rearing to go, and will hopefully wake up tomorrow with the 'BRING IT ON' attitude. THis has been the pattern for the other 2 marathons i have done anyway, so I can only assume the same is true this time. But words cannot describe how awful I have felt during this taper. If you root back through this thread I left what can only be described as a manic, irrational message with a very similar theme to your own. Relax. Roll on Monday!!!