It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!
im looking for a little advice on my taper. I am running the Edinburgh marathon next Sunday and training was going well. I completed my last 21mile run (I have done 2x other 20 milers) over the bank holiday weekend. Unfortunately on that Tuesday (May 7) I was called to Devon to be with my father who had terminal cancer. He died the following day. I have decided to run the marathon anyway in his memory though I think my target time may be hard to achieve with the lack of mental focus I currently seem to have. Following his death last Wednesday I didn't run at all until this Monday where I did 5miles easy with 2miles at marathon pace.
My question is really what can I do over the next 10 days to tick over and get me to the marathon as strong and rested as possible whilst not losing any fitness. Is a final 10 miler too much to do today? I probably won't be able to run Thursday or Friday due to the funeral. Mentally I am finding it quite hard to motivate myself to do much and certainly can't do anything that's too hard on myself. Shall I just tick over with 4-5miles every second day or is there something better to do? Advice MUCH appreciated!