About two months ago my husband, Owen and I were talking about how 5k road races are secretly challenging because the race is essentially a long-distance, all-out sprint! During this conversation Owen subtly stated, “When I run a 5k I want to be able to break 30 minutes.” Grinning ear to ear I stopped him
Taper refers to the process in which runners decrease their mileage, but not necessarily the intensity of runs, before an upcoming race. The process is believe to provide your body with the necessary rest and recovery to ensure peak performance for the upcoming race. Aside from your planned runs it is encouraged that athletes in taper rest, take naps when possible and get quality sleep. (Rest?