Mel talks the taper with Coach Sam.
Discover the secrets of success when it comes to the second half of marathon training, with ASICS Target 26.2 coach Sam Murphy. We talked to expert coach Sam to find out more about handling high mileage, the taper and race day tactics.Just press
Monday Day offTuesday Swim taperWednesday Bike taperThursday Run taperFriday Swim taper (or race prep if racing Saturday)Saturday Race prep if racing SundaySunday RACE DAY - good luck!
Discover the secrets of successful marathon training with Super Six coach Steve Smythe. We talked to marathon expert Steve for the lowdown on build-up races, mastering the 'Monster Month', taper tips and race day itself.Just press 'play
ASICS Target 26.2 coach Sam Murphy explains the hows and whys of the marathon, from tapering training to hitting (or avoiding) 'the wall' - and optimum recovery after the race.For your first (or umpteenth) marathon attempt, Sam's clear advice
training shoe). Its moderately stable, too, with a decent heel counter and a midfoot support strap built into the lacing (though if you need much stability, look to Adidass 275g Taper RC, which has a full-length medial post but a flatter feel
, though its cushioning means its best on grass.Try it on if you liked Asics Gel DS Lyte (£70); Adidas Taper RC (£65); New Balance 730 (£50)
Getty ImagesIf you’re one of the 50,000 runners gearing up to pound the streets of Newcastle on September 20 then this page is just for you! From the perfect two-week taper to nipping race-morning nerves in the bud, trouble-free transport
on. Taper Even experienced runners can sometimes believe tapering is only necessary for long events like the marathon and that for a 5K it's unwarranted. In fact, the reverse may be closer to the truth. New research by a team at Ball State University
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