You've put in the time and the training--now it's time to taper. Here's how to wind down to race day.
Tapering isn't just for marathoners. In fact, one recent study showed a huge performance benefit when subjects tapered for a 5K. Here are some tapering tips for races of all distances.
A good runner needs to know when to quit. The only way to get the maximum benefit from your training is to taper. While there is no single way to taper, you should use these ideas to help figure out what is right for you.
The last week before the marathon is the most crucial time the taper. It's time to put the finishing touches on your training, and ease toward race day. Here are a few things to keep in mind.
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