What a sunny start of the tapering week… 6,2km run along the canal straight to work.
I kept up the strengthening training but also tried a new class called “BARRECORE”. The exercises were based on Yoga and ballet pulsing movements.
Nutrition suggestion from my General Manager who has Marathon experience and got this tip from a friend: eat a jar of Manuka Honey the last few days before the race. This suppose to be good and might help my speed at the end.
Of cause I had my carbloading plan in place but somehow didn’t fancy eating pasta that much after I felt in love with quinoa recently, but I had to eat carbs, carbs and carbs.
Mid week it happened: PANIC STRESS ATTACK
I had a full body massage and I was so relaxed and happy, but the next day I felt the panic feeling rising and I …
- felt ill,
- was worrying about getting ill not going to be fit for race day,
- realised my tummy felt tight,
- noticed that my breathing didn’t feel relaxed and natural,
==> all my attention was on my body and every single niggle was a drama.
This is called maranoia that describing last-minute panicking, for no legitimate reason, specifically during the taper for a marathon. I came across this terminology in the weekly Parkrun email and thought, yes that’s so true.
I know I have trained hard and done my best and it’s now to relax but keep moving till Sunday.
The next day I felt a bit better and went to get my race number at the Excel expo…