Taper [tey-per]; the reduction of exercise before a competition or race.

Tapering is reducing the volume of weekly training mileage during the final two to four weeks leading up to a marathon - which to runners, feels like a lifetime.  What happens when you taper? Tapering allows glycogen stores to return to peak levels in both the muscles and the liver. Metabolic enzymes, antioxidants, and various hormones, [...]


How to Train for a Marathon in the Middle of Winter… in Wyoming ❄

❄ In 2 weeks, I start my training for the Boston Marathon. My plan is 22-weeks long and falls right in the middle of winter... Wyoming winter. Sometimes its hard to stay motivated and inspired during the winter months due to unpredictable weather, lack of variety with running routes, working out indoors, or simply just being cold all the [...]