I’m so good at tapering that I don’t even need to train before I do it. Oh, wait…
In case you haven’t guessed it, today’s topic for Tuesdays on the Run is “tapering”. It’s that time of year – Marine Corps Marathon is just days away and many other marathons are going on in the following weeks. Patty, April, and I want to know what you think of tapering.
Are you someone who goes taper crazy? Or do you worry that you are going to lose your fitness in the two to three weeks of reduced mileage? Or are you like me and embrace every minute of not having to run long on Friday or Saturday morning?
I admit, I rock the taper like nobody’s business. I know how to appreciate time interfacing with a book instead of hitting the streets. And extra sleep is perhaps my favorite thing in the world. (Yeah, I love my family, but sleep? I love it even more than good beer. And we all know how I feel about beer.)
Speaking of beer, I strongly believe in a good carbo load during taper, which of course means beer. So, yeah, time reading, extra sleep, and more beer. What’s not to love about tapering?
And if you want some real tips on tapering, read my post on making the most of your taper. One of these days I’ll train hard enough to actually need to taper again…
What are your tips?? Give us your best ones!