10:37am, 8 Apr 2013
FellrunningNot a taper tragedy, but never ever try to train for a marathon that falls just after lambing. Lining up for 26 miles on a net weeks sleep of just over 8 hours for the previous week was not a good idea. From mile 13 I was hallucinating like crazy.
12:30pm, 8 Apr 2013
plodding hippoStubbing my toe on marathon morning
But I dont taper really
I do hallucinate sometimes
3:52pm, 8 Apr 2013
Minnie MadMy best taper was when I did the Walt Disney Marathon in Florida. In the 10 days before the marathon I did one 10 miler and a couple of 6 milers. Apart from that I didn't run at all but I did spend all day everyday walking around the theme parks (probably about 6 or 7 miles a day) and on the day I was really happy with my race, despite hardly sleeping the night before. It all felt good. In other marathon's I've never quite got it right - I've either done my 23 mile run and stopped and not done enough or else done the long run too late and tried to do too much. So somewhere in there the perfect taper does exist!
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- What's a good taper for various distances
- marathon in 8 weeks, taper advice
- 2 week or 3 week taper?
- How to taper for 8 and half mile race
- A quick 'Week before a Race' question
- Tapering with a niggle, advice begged for.
- More taper advice
- Taper q
- Bit of advice on tapering for Sunday's half please
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