My training has been going really well, however I am starting to feel the effects of three weeks of hard miles. I’m tired, my calves are tight,
This weekend I had lunch with IronChad and fam. We were talking about my next race, the Lost Dutchman Half Marathon, and he mentioned that it was in 3 weeks. He might as well have strapped on a golf cleat and kicked me in the junk. THREE WEEKS?! For some reason I had it in my head that it was way further off than that. So, in addition to a stepback week, I need to figure out how to taper for a half marathon. Never done it before!
|No, I said TapeR|
You're totally doing it wrong
Right now I’m thinking:
1/31 week: Stepback (30ish miles)
2/7 week: Build (40 miles)
2/14 week: taper
HELP! How should I taper for a half marathon? Is a week long enough? Should I just do like Matty says and “Wait til the week before and pound Red Bulls”? I hope not the last one, Red Bull tastes like liking a bull’s balls.