No matter how long you run, I suspect there’s always something new to learn, some new technique to try.
I was leafing through the latest Runner’s World on the subway tonight and I stumbled across this interesting article on tapering.
Basically, it suggests that the tapers in most marathon and half-marathon programs might be too long and too steep. The writer talks to some elites who’ve had success by keeping up the mileage, particularly quality mileage, closer to race day.
Don’t know about anybody else, but I’ve never felt comfortable with the traditional 3-week taper. The first week is great and usually pretty restful. But by the end of week 2, I start to feel slugg-o.
What’s that they say about an object at rest wanting to stay at rest?
I’m willing to try the short and sweet route next time around.
Any thoughts, anybody?