I've been going through all the taper crazies though - caught a cold, my body hurts in realllllly weird places, I can't stop eating all the things, bed time is early, heck, I even cut back on wine! (Just a little though). My last couple of runs have been pretty miserable, but looking back at my last training cycle, this was also the case then, so I'm not worried about it a bit. I'm just excited to get going.
I have a nice 3 mile run, a 4 mile race pace run, and a 2 mile run on tap this week...then it's off to Portland! I'm excited to get outside and enjoy the beauty of fall this week while I finish out this training cycle. Fingers crossed for a great week and an even better race!