Posted: 24/03/2013 at 20:03
Feeling rather left out of things on the taper front. Having had a useless Autumn, training only really started in January. I've been cautiously building-up the miles (when ideally they should have been in the bank already) while getting used to orthoses. So I thought I'd do a slow 3hrs today just for time on legs (treadmill; average 2% incline with spells of 1 and 3%). Felt rather odd at 17 miles (2hrs 20mins) so stopped. Hadn't fuelled up enough, I think. Legs - and orthoses- were fine! What I'm getting at here, guys, is can I now call it a day and start easing-off?!! I've done three 1/2 marathons, the last in 1:29, and managed a slow 20m 3 weeks ago. Can one do a 2 week taper? I want to join the madness.
I'll be at th Expo on Friday. Didn't meet any of you last year as only discovered the thread after the race (when they lost my bloody time). Will try to say hello at Arc on sunday, though staying other end of Champs Elysees.
I like this thread, and wish everyone the best of hugely deserved luck!
Don't listen to music myself, as my job as a violinist is to play it all the time! Can't get it out of my head while running, though, so if you hear someone grunting Beethoven or Steely Dan that's probably me. I've got a red bib, but will start in yellow pen. No. 5441.