If you've endured the tapering period before a race, then you've undoubtedly heard the phrase "taper madness".
Is taper madness real?
Is it psychosomatic?
Is it made worse by discussions of taper madness?
I don't know.
But, if anyone were to create an 11-plus-minute cartoon that metaphorically illustrates the facets of taper madness, such a cartoon would probably exist in the guise of a Ren & Stimpy episode and go something like this:
The button symbolizes an 8-mile run on the eve of your race.
That is all.