I'm not a huge fan of tapering, all things considered. I understand it, but I don't like it.
I was supposed to ride 3 hours today and run another. I suspect this was as much to keep me busy as anything, given that one of my few abilities is a freakish ability to recover from workouts and races. It didn't happen, as William Shatner (have you heard the new album ? I have) say. Due to Margit being at the tail end of one job (and about to start another), my son's soccer game, a hair cut, and my bike being shipped to Florida on an 18-wheeler, I wasn't even close to this.
Did I mention the utterly freak snowstorm ? If you are anywhere on that northeast corridor I'm sure I don't have to.
The bottom line is I only spun for 2 hours and 20 minutes and got in a zero minute run. No brick for me today.
And you know what ? It absolutely doesn't matter. It will have no effect on my race a week from today and in the end, while I might remember having largely missed my workout, I'll probably forget.
I am tapered and I am ready to race. That's what's important.
So in the morning I'll get up, run for about 100 minutes, and rest for a week.And that's OK.