>Racing>Tapering before a race...?
Needs more cowbell!
Kirsten - aka "Auntie Kirsten"
• 2 olympic distance duathlons -- 6 days apart -- PR at least 1
• 130#s (and stay there, gotdammit!)
Roads were made for journeys...
I think you'd be wise to cut those back to 30s. I know you're looking forward to the 10mi in Sept, but that's still a ways off and you don't want to push too hard through this week only to get injured the week AFTER this 10K.. that would be more likely to have an effect on your Sept. race.
Abs of Flabs
Sssshh, don't tell anyone. It's our little secret.
I think it all depends on your goals. I don't taper for most of my races because they're part of the training plan. The only exception are the goal races. If my goal this season is to set a new PR for a 10k, or 5k for that matter, I would definitely taper. If I want a really good 5k, I'll take a GU 10 minutes before the race. Sssshh, don't tell anyone. It's our little secret.
Of course, everyone does tapering different, and I would love to read about how others do their tapers.