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How long is yours?

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Mar 2012
10:02pm, 18 Mar 2012
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DeeGee
I have two weekends between now and my target marathon (ie 3 weeks).

I reckon it's taper time. I've never done less than 3 weeks, but I know that there's a lot of consensus for two.

How long do you taper for if you're one of those who gears up for a target marathon?
Mar 2012
10:03pm, 18 Mar 2012
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daviec
I find a full 3 weeks too long. I'll start to cut back from the Thursday of that week this time round to see how I get on.
Mar 2012
10:30pm, 18 Mar 2012
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DeeGee
To be fair, that's probably what'll happen with me this week. Cut the medium-long run on Thursday short.

I may or may not run tomorrow. Need to see how the legs are.
Mar 2012
9:03am, 19 Mar 2012
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DeeGee
I'm reading Pfitziner, who advoceates 3 weeks.

Has anyone tried this: pfitzinger.com
Mar 2012
9:23am, 19 Mar 2012
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Jock Itch
Always think P & D's plans have too many miles in them. Fetchie 'Marders' does less taper miles than most of their schedules and he's a 2.16 marathon man :-O Each to his own but people then wonder when they dont perform as well. Aside from that I think their schedules are good.

coolrunning.com Better taper. According to me though. Everyone is different.
Mar 2012
9:45am, 19 Mar 2012
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DeeGee
Is that not more running, fewer miles (I've only skimmed it)? I'm after a happy medium. I'm a five days a week man with a 55 mile peak. I suspect I've cut back too drastically in the past.

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I reckon it's taper time. I...
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