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Boston Marathon training: Bye bye overload and welcome to tapertown.

  I sit here before you a lady in waiting. What am I waiting for? The 2016 BOSTON MARATHON, of course!!!! After having given my absolute all during the past two weeks of training I am now officially tapering for the Boston Marathon!!! Wahoo!! I have spent the past two weeks running through cold damp

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The Meals and Miles of Taper Time (week of 3/30 to 4/5)

  Athletes who are moving into the taper phase of training should pay careful attention to their calorie intake during this time. As an athlete transitions from a high mileage week and moves into lower mileage “taper time” s/he needs to adjust what s/he is eating to mirror the lower mileage load. I’ll be the

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Marathon training: Should you bend until you break?! (Plus 8 tips for a successful taper)

  This bird is cooked!  Tapering for the Boston Marathon 2015 has officially begun and I’ll admit that I am relieved! During my two weeks of highest volume (March 16-29) I logged 130 hard miles and my body, heart and soul were all tired and sore… oh so very sore. Let’s just say that I

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