My Tapering Week


I like tapering. No, I love tapering. A few years ago I didn’t even know what that meant, but today, I’m officially tapering my training for the Country Music Marathon this coming Saturday. The whole thing is pretty simple: you only do a very short run early in the week and then you eat like a cow. Now, how can you not love tapering?

Instead of getting up at 4 AM every morning and spending 2 to 3 hours exercising, I’m going to sleep in this week and then eat tons of food I’ve avoided for long time. Thinking about it, I believe a lot of people live on “tapering” without the training. But, however great this sounds, I’m having a difficult time not running in the morning. My running partner and I just text back and forth about “tomorrow’s plan” and reluctantly committed to take the day off. Well, my left Achilles’ tendon is sore and I don’t want to push my luck at this stage.

Three weeks ago I ran over 50 miles during the course of 7 days. This week I’ll do 3 and then on Saturday, Lord willing, I’ll run 26.2 and live to blog again. Meanwhile, you can find me bellying up to the pasta bar all week.

  • Anonymous

    I hope you have a great race! Enjoy the week off. Joe

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