To the monumental relief of those who put up with me, my taper, under the auspices of the Hansons technique, has been pared from an ample 3 weeks to a willowy 10 days.
I wonder how I’ll fare? Not just on race day. But in the next week and a half as well.
Will my mind start to reel? Will I start climbing the walls with taper-induced anxious hyperactivity like I usually do?
Or will I be more sedate?
More zen. The taper not being long enough to extract my normal psychoses from their clever hiding places?
And if that’s the case, is this a sign, a harbinger if you will, that my taper was not long enough? That I may be toeing the line on race day over-trained and under-rested?
Or have the last few paragraphs proved positive enough that 5 hours into my taper I’m already a raving nut job?
I guess only time will tell.