Last week I had a great 1st taper week with easy flat miles during the week days with a little bit of speed mixed in. Yassine put together a group run last Saturday and we explored the back 20 miles of the Gorge course. I felt great during the long run, climbing well and closing out the run with some good turnover on the technical sections. I was super excited to barely feel fazed by it on Sunday but still stuck to plan and did not run.
This week however was not as good. I was so sick. Late Monday night to Tuesday morning was spent hugging the toilet and I did not feel normal again until today. I'm still a little dehydrated and under weight but my energy has returned and I ran easy this morning and hiked this afternoon so I should be good to go come race day on Saturday. Not exactly how I planned on spending my taper week but I guess my legs are fresh as I have barely moved the last few day.
I'll spend this week staying hydrated, eating good foods, and mentally preparing. I'll get in a few runs here and there and just take it easy. I'm antsy and ready to roll.