This week's question comes from a forum member whose event schedule is looking a bit crowded..."I'm doing the Edinburgh Marathon on 27 May. It's my first marathon, and the training is going OK, though I had two weeks off due to injury. I've got it in my head that I want to do the...
You can recover whilst taperingI'm a medical type, but I'm not going to give you a responsible answer... a week before should be fine. You'll be tapering by then anyway. – Plodding HippoA week is a long time in hangover landA whole week to recover? Fill
sessions in five days just prior to your taper if you can fit them in. – Bear B. HindI recently did the HP40 (40 miles) and three weeks later the Longmynd Hike (50 miles) at run-walk pace. My training was normal track sessions twice a week, long hill reps
the load, and recovery/rest. So you may need complete rest days. For a fast race time, science says to taper. But I know loads of people who don't and still get good times. – Captain SnaxDon't damage your healthWhat drives you to run or exercise every day
a schedcule for you. It's easier when it's in black and white, and someone telling you what to do. – Jelly BebeSlow it down and mix it upAfter my last marathon, I tapered back up, then – BANG! Four weeks on, for some reason I felt absolutely shot
, and partly for general health reasons. But I feel sluggish and my work is suffering. Is there really a point to this caffeine-free lark?" – Jane Hoskyn aka e17 pixieYour best answersResensitising really works, so brave it outI abstain from caffeine now
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