GETTY IMAGESRid yourself of any old-fashioned ideas you might have about carbohydrate-loading. There’s more to high-carb regimes than endless bowls of pasta, and done effectively, carb-loading is one of the best ways to get ready for endurance events like marathons and triathlons...
trainers – is to mentally rehearse the route. Picture yourself running strongly and confidently up that hill, finishing happily, and it's much more likely to happen that way on the day.Problem: You find tapering tough Keith's solution: Taper talking
devoted to sharpening your legs with some speedwork, and finally as the race draws close, a perfectly timed taper to ensure you're full of energy and raring to go.Each mesocycle should be between four and eight weeks long. If you need to build up your
be on red alert for injuries. Get to know your danger areas, and stay on the lookout for incipient injuries. And last...... but definitely not least, taper training effectively to avoid burnout, exhaustion or injury – you'll never get to the finish if you
three weeks before the Edinburgh Marathon – so take it slow for a perfect last training run before taper if you're gearing up for a spring marathon. Among a small field, you'll tackle 20 miles along quiet country roads through the pretty villages
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