Less than three weeks to go for me (and Melissa & Jason)!
I peaked last week at 94 miles with a 21.5 mile long run yesterday. My body feels strong but I definitively felt tired in the last 2 miles of my run...it was my hardest long run yet. The two others, both 20 miles, were tough but manageable.
Does anyone have any advice for tapering? I am thinking about the following for the next two weekends.
This upcoming week - day off, mileage at/around 65-70
I plan to run circa 15 sometime next weekend at 5:55 pace in the same flats I plan to run the marathon in. I'll probably start at Riley's Lock and run back to Old Angler's Inn. I could use all the help I can get, though the goal will be to simply feel comfortable...not "race". I may pick it up in the last 2 miles, but I don't want to stay fairly consistent. The other weekend day will likely be a 12 mile run. Maybe a team run at the store or the "Line"?
The following week - mileage at 50-55
I want to practice drinking water from cups and may simulate a marathon pace on the track while drinking every 2 laps or so for 5 miles. I won't be drinking a lot of water each "stop"...it's more practice than anything.
Marathon week - 40-45 miles (including race)
Not sure if I'll load up on carbos or not. I posted on LetsRun and got various opinions on whether or not to carbo deplete or carbo load.
Let me know if anyone thinks any of the above good or bad...
Klim, the Red Fox