For those of you that average 30MPW and peak in the mid 40s for a marathon, how many weeks are between your last 20 miler and the marathon? I've seen a lot of postings stating that you don't really need a taper for someone with low milage. I've finished 3 marathons but none of them went well. I know more miles would equal a better marathon but I also know that many of you have finished in the 9 to 10 min per mile range while never going much above 40 MPW and averaging only 30MPW for the year so I would like to get recommendations from that group.
Run 1,800 miles
Do 10 minutes of core work every day
10 mile goal: 1:12:00 (Black Cat 10 miler - March)
Husband and father of 4
Run like a kid again!