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Discussion: Taper?

in: ebuckley; ebuckley > 2016-02-27

Feb 27, 2016 3:41 PM # 
With the Woodlands Marathon eight days away, aren't you pushing it by running 3+ hours on Friday? What happened to the concept of tapering? I don't doubt your legs are trashed...
Feb 28, 2016 4:08 AM # 
Longer the race, the shorter the taper. But, last week was a taper week. Note that the longest workouts were barely 2 hours and the intense workouts were quite short. There's nothing wrong with the plan; I just don't have time to execute it properly.
Mar 3, 2016 2:48 PM # 
Good luck on the race ... I'll be rooting for the home team ... saw you got 3rd in masters last year.
Mar 5, 2016 3:44 AM # 
And first in Seniors! You're allowed to double dip in the paying positions.
Mar 5, 2016 1:53 PM # 
...sounds reasonable, for Texas!

Good luck in the Marathon. Hope that at 20 miles a sub-3 still looks doable!

And thanks for the link. Nothing like an 'armchair' Saturday morning, watching you bust your ass!
Mar 5, 2016 4:06 PM # 
Just received word that Eric did it again! 2:59:11 and 11th Place overall! Again First Senior (Grand Master) and Third Master...a couple of 40-somethings ahead of him.

Great race! Congratulations!
Mar 5, 2016 7:02 PM # 
Congrats, you did it!

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