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Less running, more recovery as you taper for marathon

Posted by: pshields on Wednesday, January 27, 2010 - 04:00 PM Print article Printer-friendly page  Email to a friend

Less running, more recovery as you taper for marathon

by Brom Hoban

Monday, Jan. 25, 2010

The Austin Marathon is less than three weeks away now, and prospective
marathoners are thinking about how to handle final preparations.

In recent years, the value of the traditional three-to-four week
"taper" has been questioned. Runners who cut back sharply on running
and avoid fast workouts often find themselves getting sluggish and

Today the traditional pre-marathon taper has been replaced by the
concept of "peaking" for the marathon.

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