Taper Goals for Marathon Training

“Make the best of what’s around” While most Fargo Marathon runners began their taper last week, I was enjoying peak week. Pacing Get in Gear the weekend prior required an adjustment to my overall training schedule. Lucky me, I got to delay my taper a whole week! Those...

Marathon Training & Taper Time

“Rest. Relax. Repeat” The marathon taper. In my seven years of running full marathons, the taper has been something I dread. One of those things I know is going to happen and I can’t control it – right up there with chafing, stomach trouble and the cry-worthy long...

The Dreaded Taper

“It’s difficult to train for a marathon. It’s even more difficult to not be able to train for a marathon.” Today marks, for me, the worst part of marathon training. More daunting than a 20+ mile run. More dreaded than under-the-toenail blisters. Maybe even scarier...
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