Taper driving me mad!

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03/09/2011 at 14:52
I'm doing Bristol Half next Sunday and so I am tapering my training up to the race. Planning a seven mile slow one tomorrow and a couple of little ones in the week but at the very time I feel at my fittest and best, having got my mileage up nicely, I have to cut right back. I'm absolutely itching to get out there and run, which is great as I'm sure it bodes well for the race but, having told myself to rest today I am contemplating a run. I just hope I'm feeling so keen come race day.

How do others cope with taper fever?
03/09/2011 at 15:39
Avoid anything incredibly strenous but you dont need to do a big taper for a half
03/09/2011 at 16:48
You have no idea what stage I'm at. I could be a seasoned runner with a load of HM's under my belt or I could be almost a beginner with dodgy knees.

You may have guessed by now that I am the latter. My individual situation dictates what sort of taper I need and I feel I need to taper reasonably hard to stop my knees causing me a problem on race day.

Thanks for trying though.

Edited: 03/09/2011 at 17:28
03/09/2011 at 21:40
What sort of reply were you expecting?
06/09/2011 at 16:03
I shout at the kids and eat lots

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