Posted: 22/09/2013 at 16:23
As long as you've had a decent build, you can only do too much in your taper. Even though if feels wrong don't think "Just one more big run". Keep doing the odd speedier session but make sure it's not too far and make sure your losse before every run.
I intend to do a 10 minute tempo on Tues, a gentle 10k Weds and and short set of intervals on Friday. Total mileage = 11.
You almost need to spend the week feeling frustrated (running wise) trust me, in the last 6 miles of a marathon your never thinking I wish I'd run more in my taper.
Hopes this helps a bit.