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Last week taper advice? (Read 306 times)


Needs more cowbell!

    So next week is my last before my HM on Sun. 10/29. I am planning to run MWF, 75 minutes, 45 minutes, 30 minutes (I generally run at about an 11 minute pace). I'm kind of thinking maybe I should cut that 75 minutes (probably close to 7 miles) back to 60 minutes (5.5 miles or so), or do I need to be that conservative? k

    I shoot pretty things! ~

    '14 Goals:

    • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

    • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

      Actually your tapering week looks good ( as long as your doing the longest prerace run on Monday. Good luck and make sure you don't push it until race day!

      Your toughness is made up of equal parts persistence and experience. You don't so much outrun your opponents as outlast and outsmart them, and the toughest opponent of all is the one inside your head." - Joe Henderson


      Needs more cowbell!

        Good luck and make sure you don't push it until race day!
        I hear that...I have to REALLY concentrate on running as slow as I comfortably can, especially for that last 30 minute run, which will barely get me warmed-up (usually takes 20 minutes before I feel in my groove). k

        I shoot pretty things! ~

        '14 Goals:

        • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

        • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

          Good job girl - taper, taper and ENJOY it - your muscles are getting ready!! lisa k
          Cincinnati Flying Pig May 4
          bas


            As you may have read, I had two weeks of (partially forced) tapering leading up to my hm this sunday. Apparently it takes longer for your body to forget how to run... Good luck! bas

            52° 21' North, 4° 52' East


            Needs more cowbell!

              Heh, and I'm sorta slackin' this week, anyhow...damned insomnia and crappy weather! Tongue k

              I shoot pretty things! ~

              '14 Goals:

              • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

              • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)

                Don't worry about tapering too much - I backed off way more the week prior than I planned to and was really glad I did. I felt surprisingly fresh on race day - probably more so than if I'd stuck to my taper plan.

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                Needs more cowbell!

                  I'm even taking this week easier than I had originally planned...mostly due to weather (I don't much care for running in cold rain) and just plain feeling meh. I got my last long run done this weekend, so now I'm kind of feeling lax about training--which I think is probably healthy. I want to relax in the next 11 days so that I'm rarin' to go on race day! Big grin k

                  I shoot pretty things! ~

                  '14 Goals:

                  • 6 duathlons (1 Olympic distance)

                  • 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)