Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Marathon tapering occurs in the final 3 weeks before the marathon in which you gradually decrease your miles run each week in preparation for the marathon, just as you slowly increase your mileage when you start your training program. A lot of wacky things go on with runners during this "taper" period, both mentally and physically. A couple of my friends from RA, Jennifer (On Your Left), and Marion (Shut it and Run), are either in or will be going into their taper weeks in their training for their upcoming marathons and I found this article, "Taper Traps", from an old Runner's World and I thought they might get a thing or two out of the article to combat the "tapering madness" that many runners experience. I know I will be relying heavily on any support leading up to my first marathon. Good luck ladies!