Taper sets in

Even though I started cutting my mileage back last week, this week I am really feeling the difference. Today and yesterday I had great runs, the kind where I felt like I could run forever.

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My pace felt easy, my form felt strong, and my breathing was steady. 

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The nice sunrises didn’t hurt either.

But the most important part of the taper is taking it easy and letting my body rest a bit to prepare for the race. My goal is to focus on eating well, foam rolling/stretching, hydrating, and keeping up with my core work.

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I bought a stability ball the other day to increase the intensity of some of my core work. My chiropractor is going to give me some exercises to do on there. Today I did planks on the ball (elbows on ball, feet on floor) and definitely felt it more than doing them on the ground.

Does anyone core exercises that they do on a stability ball?

Any tips for surviving the taper? 

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2 thoughts on “Taper sets in

  1. When I’m tapering I try to do more walks with my husband, biking around the neighborhood, etc. so I feel like I’m out there being active but in a little different way. I also get a massage 😉

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