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Q: When is a Taper not a Taper?

20 April 2012

A: When you’re a week into the “taper” and still running the same amount.

A: When your running’s going so well you don’t want to run less.

A: When you tell everyone you’re tapering but really aren’t.

A: When you fear rest and avoid it at all costs.

A: When it’s a tapir.

A: When you really need to get a grip and STOP RUNNING GINA.

I ran 6 miles this morning. In my defense, the plan said 7. In accusation, I could easily have done 4.

My plan seems to have a 2 week taper, rather than a 3 week one. Is this ok? I feel good, but I know I need to slow down. There are 31 miles in the plan for next week, then 10 the final week. Too much? Help!

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  1. 20 April 2012 12:44 pm

    You have my sympathy, I hated taper! My plan had 23 and 9 for the last two weeks – and I’m more a beginner than you are, so off a lower average weekly mileage.
    This is the pot calling the kettle black, but relax, you’re as ready as you’re going to be.
    Best of luck 🙂

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