It's starting to set in.
Last week wasn't so bad. Kind of enjoyable in fact. It was more of a step-down week and still enough mileage to keep me feeling somewhat normal.
Not anymore. During yesterday's rest day, I was feeling anxious to run and the legs were feeling springy and fresh.
That continued today, but only five miles were on tap. That's a bit like giving a starving fat man a small salad for dinner. As a result I went out a bit too fast. I reminded myself several times to slow down, but still the pace was :30/mile faster than what I would have liked. At least it felt wicked easy.
It's funny, because today felt like deja vu. So, I checked my training logs and I did the exact same thing at the exact same point in the taper last fall for the MDI Marathon. I was more disciplined the following day, and I will do the same for tomorrow.
Ran 5.0 miles @ 7:35/mile pace.
AHR/MHR - N/A (wonky data)
Mid 40s, overcast, light rain.
Saucony Kinvara, shorts, short sleeved shirt, long sleeved shirt.