After a season of 12-32 weeks for a marathon, the last three weeks are geared toward tapering. Initially, it is a relief knowing that the hard work you have gained through training is coming to an end. But also with it comes a new frustration knowing and not knowing how it will not only affect your body but also your mind.
After your final last long run, it is time to rest for your marathon. It is perfectly normal to start to feel the aches and pains from muscles healing as you lessen your intensity, running miles after miles. Feeling down and achy is also normal as your body adjusts to changes from training intensely.