After the Utah Valley marathon and Ragnar I felt like I was starting over. I didn't even go a whole week without running but I could barely run 10 miles. A big part of me thinks it's from the long taper before the marathon and of course 2 events back-to-back didn't help. So one thing the girls and I are doing different with this marathon is not tapering as much. We still did our big run (22 miles) 3 weeks before the race but then haven't cut completely back since then.
I have talked to lots of other runners who I respect and their training is all over the place with tapering. Some do the traditional 2 week taper, others 10 days and some do no tapering at all. I found this article The Taper article by Ed Eyestone and I really like it. It's pretty close to what the girls and I have discussed with a few differences that I will probably do.
Today's workout: Tempo Run 7 miles total with 5 miles at 7:45 pace
Do you taper? How much?