This taper thing is driving me crazy. I didn't have any injuries of consequence during the training...only the expected muscle soreness. But now during the taper, I feel this twinge in my butt that reminds me of a problem I had before my 1st marathon back in 1980. I actually had trouble standing and walking last night without pain! Is it psychological or real..it certainly feels real!
But luckily, after a full night's sleep and a morning hike, all seems to be improving. I'll try a bit longer run tomorrow morning...at approximately the same time as the scheduled race start and with my intended race gear.
5 miles this AM and skipped the traditional evening hike after the lower back flared again after dinner.