Happy Easter runners!! This weekend was the first weekend in a while that ran blissfully smooth. No long run. No race. No evil pox-like sickness that strikes in the middle of the night. I’m a marathoner in taper and I’ll admit it- it feels good! Last weekend a sudden stomach bug forced me to
My body feels like it’s turning to mush. I am having trouble concentrating on anything. All I want to do is bake and eat. Yes, race day is definitely less than a week away! In the final weeks and workouts before the marathon I am determined to execute a solid taper. This means I need to take
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?