Reading conflicting advise everywhere so wonder what you lot do...
During taper do you keep doing some speedwork such as tempo runs or intervals, but just keep mileage/duration shorter - or do you think that's too risky and keep all runs easy with maybe a few miles here and there at MP?
Normal convention is to keep the same type of sessions/runs but just shorten the duration/distance as you taper towards the day.
Depending on your mileage and base, but a drop of 75% 3 weeks out, 50% 2 weeks out and down to 25% 1 week out is a typical 3 week tapre or 66% 2 weeks out and 33% 1 week out if you have been running higher mileage and a 2 week taper.
However, we are all different.
Yeah, pretty much what Jeremy said for me too. This evening our club training group did 16 x 400, but the marathon guys just did 5 or 6. I would've done the same, then maybe rest or easy tomorrow and a final run on Thursday, just a few miles with maybe 2/3 at target pace, or just a very easy run with some strides.
At this stage a lot of what you do is for confidence. The taper can leave you feeling a bit heavy-legged so getting the legs turning over fairly quickly, yet finishing the run feeling fresh, can't do you any harm.
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