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Got a spring marathon coming up? Here are some taper tips.

Got a spring marathon coming up? Here are some taper tips.

Photos: 6 Taper Tips For Spring Marathons By Competitor.com Published 1 day ago Tapering for a marathon is tricky business for many runners. Keep these key tips in mind during the final two weeks leading up to your big race. 1 of {count} Back to Start View Larger Image. 1. Do a dress rehearsal! Perform your last significant long run two weeks out from your goal race. Make it a dress rehearsal: Wear your race-day shoes, test your racing kit and practice your fueling strategy. Photo: www.shutterstock.com View Larger Image. 2. Cut back the volume! Reduce your overall training volume 20 percent two weeks before your race and another 10 percent in the week leading up to the race. Photo: www.shutterstock.com View Larger Image. 3. Maintain the frequency! Maintain the frequency of your workouts. Don’t take “extra” rest days in place of easy runs if you ordinarily wouldn’t. Photo: ...

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