9 Reasons Why I’m Running A Marathon Without Tapering

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4 Responses

  1. A-fucking-men to all of these. I take the two days before a race off and that’s it. Like you said I’d rather learn from it than sit around making myself nuts for 3 weeks.

  2. Ken says:

    I think you’re on the right track, Matt. I tacked my first trail marathon onto a 40 mile week (totalling 66 for the week), and it turned out to be one of my best trail races to date!

  3. Renee says:

    I didn’t taper before my last marathon. In fact, I ran a brutally hard 20 mile trail race two weeks before. I killed it! Go for it! Just remember to go easy when you feel your body needs it! You’ll know!

  4. Anonymous says:

    If you run so hard you need to taper you’retunning too hard

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