For me, it seems that running is all about rhythm and that rhythm can be elusive at times. Right now I seem to be falling into a nice rhythm but have a 50k race coming up next weekend. I know from experience, that a taper is probably the wise thing to do at this point but that would totally wreck my rhythm. I have almost no interest in this race other than the fact that I will get to see some friends. I am sure I will regret not tapering around mile 20 or so but I want to keep the ball rolling and maintain that line that is heading towards Cactus Rose 100.
Also, if I can justify the need to over carbo load via beer this week, since I am not tapering!