Yesterday I went out for my last long run before tapering....and things went badly.
I had a cold, my legs felt hollow, I'm sure I got my food / drink wrong, I was continually running into a headwind, my pace for the first two miles went to pot and to top it off my feet started bleeding.
In the end I had to stop after seven miles!
I'm now pretty down about two weeks time despite the rest of my training going ok.
Is it common that the last serious run goes badly...or should I use that deferral form?