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A little about me folks I am a soon to be 50 runner who started running 4 years ago. Not the fastest more of a plodder but work hard and run about 4/5 times a week.
Doing London for the second time and just feel the need to talk about the taper.
I know everyone finds the taper hard but is it really necessary?
I never run the best after rest days as always feel leggy. The info all seems a bit contradictory as I am supposed not to try anything new. However I am doing very little running which is new and eating more which is making me feel lardy and lazy.
I went out this morning and ran 3 miles and thankfully didn’t have to run the marathon this morning as really struggled.
During my last Marathon which was 2010 I ran a really good 20 early on in my training think I peaked then didn’t do as well on the day. Again I did a good 20 this time about a month ago and on the day wished it had been marathon day.
My feelings are if you are running regularly is 16 weeks too long. My normal long run normally ticks over at 10miles and I am wondering if I was to build that up say to 12,14,16,18,20,13,26 would you feel fresher on the day.