The aims of the next three weeks are:
- Stay healthy
- Keep the legs turning over but not too many miles
- Sleep lots
- Keep weight stable or even lose weight
- Finalise trip details
I have three weeks to keep active and stay focused without doing anything too much. Most studies say that you can't really improve your fitness in the last two or three weeks. Resting or reducing the level of exercise will actually allow your body to adapt to all the work its been put through. Keep the intensity, reduce the distance is the mantra.
After reading Karen's excellent blog, I'm glad its not just me who is starting to go a little nuts. The combination of excitement, nerves, nothing to focus on other than the main event and less than 20 days to go is starting to get to me. I never enjoyed tapering when doing marathons and I think this is going to be worse.
Still, I do have work to do to keep me on track and a lot of details to sort out for the journey down there. I'll be sad when its all over.