I just visited Trifuel to see what's on the training schedule for this week, expecting massive hours. But the hours are dropping in the last two weeks before the taper. WHAT?! (I mean, yay, but WHAT?!) I can't possibly have done enough training yet. I have done NO rides approaching 100 miles, let alone 112, and NO long rides in any kind of heat.
I know I should trust the plan, but it's complicated by the fact that I've already scheduled in an extra (third) week of tapering, plus I still have six "bonus" days I never used, so I'm 13 days ahead of where I should be. I don't think it would be wise to do a four-week taper, but if I'm going to use the extra days to get more mileage in, I guess it needs to be done now, before I start cutting back on hours.
Oh, man. I'm afraid to deviate from the plan. I'm still so busy with work. There's rain (and snow) in the forecast for the next two weeks. My brain is exploding.