You Know You’re In Taper Mode When…

I was searching online today about tapering for my marathon & I found this list here and found it quite humorous & true, so I had to post it on my blog.

You Know You’re Marathon Tapering When…

  • You’re constantly hungry.
  • You’re having dreams that you show up to the race start in your underwear or without your running shoes.
  • You’re cranky from NOT running.
  • You find yourself frequently saying “After the marathon…”.
  • You’re reading a lot of motivation quotes about marathons.
  • Your friends/significant other/co-workers run in the opposite direction when you mention the word “marathon”.
  • You’ve completely lost focus at work.
  • You’re convinced you’ve gained 10 lbs since you started tapering.
  • You feel sluggish and like you could run forever…all during the same run.
  • You’ve planned out 3 possible outfits for the race and keep asking running friends for opinions on which one to go with.
  • You have random bursts of energy when you want to reorganize your closets or kitchen pantry.
  • You’ve studied the course map enough that you’ve memorized where all the porta-potties will be on the course.
  • You obsessively check the weather forecast for race day.
  • Most of your Facebook updates are marathon related.
  • You research celebrity marathon times to see what famous people you could beat.
  • You’ve tried every race time prediction calculator on the internet.
  • You’ve vowed to not eat pasta for at least a month after the marathon.
  • You feel tired during a short run and start wondering how you can possibly do 26.2.
  • Every little twinge makes you think you’ve got a race-ending injury.

Now, I do have to say, this doesn’t go for just marathons. I’ve experienced all of these with 1/2 marathons, triathlons, you name it. I just found this quite humorous and had to share with you guys.

Do you have any others you’d like to add to the list?

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