Posted: 10/06/2013 at 10:05
I'm fairly convinced of the merits of tapering for a marathon - generally a three week taper (agreed?), but I am wondering about shorter races. For a half-marathon, I think I would generally leave out more intensive/longer sessions in the final week before a race, but I am wondering if there is a limit. I reckon I run a faster 5k when I have actually had a more intensive week of training focussing on keying into a race pace.
So, is there an argument for "inverse tapering" at shorter distances, but switch to regular tapering for longer races? If so, when should you do which?