Happy Tuesday! It’s time for another edition of Tuesday Topics. This week we have a fun topic for you! This week’s Tuesday Topic: Taper time – love it or hate it? You can write about this or any running related blog post. Remember to Link-up with Kim and Zenaida and the bottom of this post!
If you’re a runner you either love or hate the taper, there’s no in-between on this subject, LoL. I fall into the “love the taper” group of runners. This post is very timely as I should be entering pre-taper territory after my long run this weekend.
Why do I love taper time? It’s pretty simple – I have more free time!!
Sometimes it can seem like marathon training take over your life. Workouts before or after work, long runs on the weekends, trying to go to bed at a decent hour – it really infiltrates all aspects of your life. I really love having the extra time to complete tasks, connect with friends, or just rest!
I use the taper time to get in way more stretching. I have no clue if this is effective, but it makes me feel like I’m getting my body “race day ready” if that makes any sense? For me, the stretching includes a lot of different yoga moves and some quality time with my foam roller, lacrosse ball and handheld massager. It could all be in my head, but I always think the my body appreciates the extra TLC!
Tell me: Do you enjoy taper time?
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