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4 things not to do in your marathon taper

4 things not to do in your marathon taper

I’m training for my fifth marathon and looking to improve my performance. I need help on my tapering phase. I typically go into the race with a one-week taper, and it caught up with me in my last marathon. I ran a personal worst and had a hard time finishing. Do you have any tips? Why is tapering so hard? Thank you. Lynn You’re right, tapering is quite the challenge. This is likely due to the increase of race-day nerves combined with the slow and gradual decline in mileage. When you’re training for a marathon, the fear is under control because you're actively preparing for the race. But as you take away the security that training provides, the fear can grow and so too can the negative or fear-based mind chatter that can cause you to make the four most common tapering mistakes. Playing long-run catch-up Whether an injury or life detour got in your way of getting in all your...

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