Sore, tired legs. Raging hunger. A bad run. Pains that come and go. It's definitely taper time. It's not that anything is all that different right now, but I think physically my second 20-miler took a toll on me. Thus the reason for a taper, right?
I actually don't have a problem with cutting back the mileage or taking an extra day off running if I feel like it, but I'm so ready to get to Baltimore and do this. I'd rather not run for a while and just go. It reminds me of being a kid and seeing Christmas presents under the tree waiting to be opened.