Posted: 18/09/2016 at 13:28
Hello again - dropped off the forum for a bit as I was back at work and busy, but have read back on the interesting discussions of k-tape (not sure I'm all that convinced by it!) and racing shoes (think I'll be in my relatively old but reliable Adios Boosts).
Sorry to see that you've got a niggle, Nicole - fingers crossed a restful week ahead pays dividends on the day.
Glad to see you pretty much niggle-free, Stephen. Well done on the last LSR (and to Beetle on yours as well). What do you do for by cargo loading? Just eat more carbs or are you more researched/ scientific about it?
My taper has continued to be very different to my normal marathon approach! Since my 21 last Sunday, I've had 3 rest days (2 more than usual!), but the runs I've done have been pretty demanding. 4x1 mile reps on Tuesday faster than I thought, 9 miles hard Thursday, sub 19 parkrun (fastest for almost a year!) yesterday and 14 miles at 7:19 pace today. Pre-injury fitness is coming back, which is great, but I've got to remember that the marathon is only a long training run - I'm not fast-marathon fit!
Hope everyone has a healthy week ahead.