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
Cutting back on volume and intensity for a race seven days away may seem obvious, but many runners still get it wrong. So, for the perfect taper, just do this:Sat/Sun 75 per cent of your long run (if its usually 10 miles, run 7)Mon 20-30 minutes
Running less in the weeks prior to a race is scientifically proven to lead to better performances. Known as tapering, this period of decreased training allows your mind and body time to recover from months of hard training so they are in prime
physio appointment for some deep tissue massage, but I’m not sure what I should do in terms of running or other exercise. Dan EllingworthA. Hopefully the taper will help ease out your hamstrings a bit, with the reduced volume of training allowing more
Q. What is the best mix of protein, carbs and fats to eat the week before the marathon? Rob22A. The most important thing is to continue eating a well-balanced diet composed of carbohydrate (70%), protein (15%) and fat (15%). Aim to eat around 6-9g of carbohydrate per kilogram...
Entering a half-marathon can lull you in to a false sense of security. It's half the distance of the full 26.2 miles, so surely you'll only do half the training and half the taper, right? But as experienced runners know, there's not too much
The time has come to take the first step on the long, hard road to marathon glory. But don't worry; we'll be with you every step of the way, whether you're looking to crack three hours or simply aiming to complete the marathon in daylight.Here, you'll find Runner's World's finest...
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
of the taper, you disregard race plans and get carried along too fast. Anyone can feel great at 10 miles, but the key to running a successful marathon is to still feel vaguely okay at 23-25 miles. Other errors are drinking too little or too much, not cutting
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