21 Sep '13, 1pm

New Post: Not Your Normal Taper

New Post: Not Your Normal Taper

I've done very little running lately. My left leg started bothering me a few weeks ago. That means that the St. George Marathon , held on October 5, might not go as planned. I started decreasing my miles on the first day that I had trouble with my leg, seven weeks before race day. Coach Jenny Hadfield says older runners may need as many as four weeks of tapering in Do You Make These Four Tapering Mistakes? That makes me feel a little better about my very long taper. Four years ago, I completed a marathon after having heel pain for two weeks. I stood at the start line not knowing if I'd make it two miles, but I finished. I'm hopeful that I'll finish this race, too. Whatever happens, at least the scenery will be great there in Utah! Around the Web Dealing with Late Season Injuries How to Keep Training When Your Plan Fails I Can Do This - 2012 St.George Marathon Recap Okay, t...

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A Day in the Life – Finding a New Normal

A Day in the Life – Finding a New Normal

runningwithattitude.com 20 Sep '13, 6pm

I so enjoyed reading the different Day in the Life posts inspired by Jill & Angela – and since Jill said the link up was o...

Nice taper strategy checklist from @runnersworl...

runnersworld.com 12 Sep '13, 1am

Every good marathon-training plan should "taper " during those final 21 days. That means you run less and rest more. For s...