Just as it should have been warming up for the longer runs, it got colder than ever. Now all the hard work is done but you have the delicate job of getting the taper right. Thanks to the unusual conditions everything may not be straight forward, so
In principle, tapering should be simple – run less so you’re rested for race day. In practice, many athletes find two to three weeks of cutting back on mileage and intensity makes their legs feel heavy and lifeless. But Spanish coach
Mel talks the taper with Coach Sam.
Sarah Connors.Race-day nutrition and hydration vodcasts from nutritionist Ruth McKean.Coach Steve Smythe talks the importance of the taper in a vodcast.Your final countdownOur resident blogger physiotherapist Scott Mitchell gives his advice for the final
is great!Q8. During my last couple of long runs I experienced quite a bit of hip tightness and aching afterwards. My hips still feel very tight, even though I'm now in the middle of tapering for Brighton Marathon. Is there anything I can do to loosen them
week for a marathon, my view is that all days for eating are training days (so rest days are recovery of fuel days). I know that appears simplistic the only exception is down weeks and first part of taper I would reduce all portion by no more than a
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