I'm not going to lie...I hate the tapering process. Today I felt bloated, sluggish, and slow. I jogged out towards Goshen 4 miles at a 9 minute pace and then my goal was to return home at marathan pace (6:50-7ish per/mile). I wanted to do this without looking at my watch. Honestly, my pace felt like 7:10-20ish, so I pushed myself a bit in hopes of being closer to 7ish. Upon crossing the 4 mile mark, I looked down to see a time of 25:47 (6:27 pace). I guess I haven't lost any speed, but my body is definitely playing tricks with me. Hopefully this sluggish feeling will get out of my system before the weekend.