Taper Weeks = No Running for Me

I am now 10 days out from my first half marathon.  My training has gone well I think.  I have been able to get a few 8-12 mile runs in so I know I am able to hammer out 13.1.  This last week I started having some soreness in my Achilles and on my 4 mile run this Monday it was really sore.  I believe I am dealing with some tendonitis and it stems back from my attempt to gear up miles in my Vibram Five Fingers.  I have had some soreness throughout the summer but nothing lingering so I didn’t worry too much about it.  I don’t blame the VFF’s but myself for trying to do too much too fast in them.  So now I am going to rest for the next 10 days in hopes that it will heal enough for me to complete my first half.  This is definitely not a flat nor fast course but I am hoping for a sub 2:00 half, maybe that is over zealous for my first half.  Part of my problem is my love for shoes.  I want to run in the cool minimal shoes the everyone else does not my dorky support shoes.  I worry about my form and how horrible it probably is.  It’s probably time that I stop worrying about all that stuff and just run…..I am my own worst enemy.  Hopefully I will see you on the other side of the Kansas City Half Marathon.