Every good marathon-training plan should ‘taper’ during the final two or three weeks. That means you run less and rest more. For some people, the idea of backing off on their training just before the big race seems counter-intuitive. "So many
« Two weeks to goDuring the last week of your taper, things can get ugly. Two weeks ago, you ran 20 miles in a single run, but now you shouldn’t even be totalling that distance in the whole week before the race. And as your mileage plummets, your
« Three weeks to goThe hard work is now behind you. You’ve finished the final long run and you should be easing back on the intensity of the mid-week runs. Rest truly replaces training as the most important element of your preparations, and race strategy takes on increasing impor...
your fitness, and before the pre-race taper that lets you recharge for the big event. Let's assume you're in decent shape after increasing your training through the early winter. To thrive during your Monster Month, it's more important than ever to pay
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