During my training for my first full marathon next January I've scheduled in a half marathon for September (which will be my 6th).
Question is....would you guys still put in taper and recovery weeks either side of the half? I was thinking of treating it as just another training run but I fear that once I get to the event I will end up running harder due to the excitement of the day. I've only just come back from 6 weeks off due to a calf strain so I need to be careful not to overdo things. Any advice or tips??