I am due to do a half on Sunday, the last half I did earlier in the year I got in a right muddle over tapering so this time I decided not to worry too much and treat the half as almost my usual Sunday long run and what will be will be ( which have been doing for a few months)
I run consistently Wednesdays short ish fast run with some 30 sec sprints ( 5 miles), Fridays 6-7 miles hilly and then between 10 and 13 on a Sunday. Can't do anymore due to 3 very young kids and work etc etc...
Last week I just ran as normal, then on Sunday I reduced my long run to 7 ish miles, I have done my usual 4-5 this morning but at a gentle pace.
My question is shall I now not run until the half on Sunday, therefore skipping my Friday run to rest the legs for 3 full days??
Thanks for any opinions or advice
Thanks, had wondered that myself!
Depends how you feel as well. I usually do triathlons rather then running events, but I like 2-3 days off completely before an event.
Thanks, good point: am feeling tired, non sleeping kids and 5.30 running starts taking toll anyway this week, so will see how I feel by Friday...
I agree with the above. I generally either stop for those few days completely, or go for a slow trot to just keep everything moving. Also if I'm feeling committed I may also do some decent stretching and foam rollering to get rid of any kinks.
Other than that, just go and enjoy it and relax.
Slow fairly short trot on Friday sound ideal to me!
Thanks for all the responses, I really appreciate it. I think as long as I feel OK I will stick to my usual Friday morning, but just keep it shorter and slow......I think last half I did I was plagued by niggles and fear of injury and stopped too much which made me nervous!
Just wanted to say thanks to all those who took the time to respond to me last week: it really helped and I felt that it got me just the right taper that suited me. I had a great run and unexpectedly broke the 2 hours: it really made up for my niggling disappointment from my first half earlier in the year, where I felt I could have done better! great feeling
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