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Is it me or does everyone find tapering difficult?:d
 

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Tapering:

A gradual decrease in thickness or width of an elongated object............:eek:..........???

Explain to a novice please Steve.

Thanks. :d
 

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Well I've not trained to a long enough distance to taper off towards the race but having had a very quiet 10 days or so running I thought I might have done some kind of taper. So I set off today expecting great things........... you can guess the rest!

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I don't really bother tapering any more... Firstly because I don't think its worked for me in the past... and secondly because I seem to keep messing up my final approach to races - so I tend to end up racing or long running a week before the race - hasn't done me any harm recently, but then I haven't really pushed for a fast time at a long race recently - maybe next Spring it'll be different...
 

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i tend to end up doing what i technically term 'crash tapering'

i.e. run like buggery till a few weeks before a big event.... and then not be arsed to run at all in the run up to it.
 

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I taper for the races that I am targetting and it seems to work. My half mara and 10k pb's this year were two races I tappered for. My recent X country races, where I have not tappered in the slightest have been way off the pace.
 
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