Dreams! They're my least favourite part of tapering. Dreaming of missing the start completely, missing the flight/train/car etc.
Trying to stretch every minute of the day. Ankle flexes at your desk. Calf raises in shops and at the bus stop. Periformis rubbing on correct height corners (handles on the Tube are great for this, I've found)
Just popping my head in the door to wish you all well as not been on the forum for a while. I've still been running but not as much as I would have wanted as life isn't being kind.
After my marathon debut in Paris back in 2013 (was it really that long ago!) I'll finally be running my second marathon in London this year and I cant wait. Have a nice training run doing the Grizzly again (if you haven't done it I highly recommend it) and then hoping to keep my marathon fitness to though to June to get me round the Dartmoor Discovery, my first ultra.
TrevO! Good to see you back, sorry to hear that life hasn't been kind. Hopefully it'll be kinder to you this year.
Welcome MattL, you'll find a plethora of marathon secrets and advice here, don't worry! Paris is also a beautiful marathon to do, congratulations for choosing it and I hope you have a much better experience than your last one!
DJC77, I have recently started a Plan which incorporates core work so I do it about twice a week, trying to work up to something every day - just like you, watching the telly or something! I realised the other day that I was at my fastest and felt strongest last year when I was doing the 30 day abs challenge. I didn't finish it but I think it's worth picking it up again. I did an hour circuit class last night and boy, are my arms sore now...
I'm going to do some stretching and core work at home every day - planks (sides and full), piriformis stretches and probably some sit ups. Nothing too strenuous, but enough to stretch and strengthen.