post #99 will be a quickie on my lunch break...
as long as i've been racing, i've always dreaded tapering down. i always second guess myself but thankfully, it usually ends up being the right amount of rest to workout ratio. come race days, i've always been good to go. my philosophy is much like no 2 snowflakes are alike...no 2 athletes are alike in their training or their taper.
i'm from the school of thought (and yes, i have been properly schooled/college educated in this area) that exercise and training IS NOT an exact science. i've been reading a lot of articles lately on training philosophies and proper rest, nutrition, etc...i don't think any particular one is better than another. you have to find the bits and pieces in each one, try them out, and see what works for you. it's like a combination lock; you have to find the right combination.
with all of that said, i got to thinking about my personality type, since i've been having all of these tapering second thoughts. i wouldn't consider myself type A at all and not completely type B.
i'm about a 70% type A/30% type B split. i wouldn't agree that i have the stress a type A person might be prone to have though...thank goodness.
so far, i feel like a slug and it's only tuesday. bike and swim tonight. i already told my domestique that i can't lead too much on any of our rides the rest of the week. i'll get in a swim tomorrow and thursday. i'll also be testing out the 110+ spf tomorrow as well and will report back on that.
i'm really impressed with all of them but my favorite was the rocket science sports real jane bag in pink...so pritty( i did spell this wrong on purpose)! type A coming out of me?
until later...much love and peace out!