I’m sure we have all read about different methods of tapering, resting and what to do before a half or full marathon, but what works best for you?
I know a few people who swear by not running at all the week of a race. I have also heard on the flip side that if you don’t run for 5 days, that is the magic number where muscles start to atrophy. If I had a race on Sunday I use to not run past Wednesday for my “rest” period.
Last year I did the Runner’s World Run Streak which went from Memorial Day to 4th of July. I ran at least 2 miles a day. I also had some races during that time frame. I ran a great half marathon and I also ran my 5k PR during then in a time of 24:52. Since that experience I no longer take the “rest” days because I personally feel better and have a better race if I don’t.
Everyone is so different and I encourage everyone to figure out what works best for them, so this got me thinking. I would LOVE to hear everyone’s strategies and what works best for them?