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A note on marathon tapers

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Maybe you are feeling scrappy, because you’re halfway through your 2-week taper, and you haven’t been running your hiney off. And you’ve got some extra energy.

And maybe you’ve been strength training 2-3 times a week. And all that plus the running has given your quads nice definition. You really notice when you’re on your back with your legs in the air doing core moves (sidebar: anyone else ever notice their legs look best upside down?). And you’ve got this video, maybe Crunch: Burn and Firm Pilates, that you haven’t done in like a year maybe. So maybe this is the week to pop it in, right?

WRONG! Because may you remember it being 36 minutes, but it’s more like 45. And maybe you remember that it’s easy, but really it’s not exactly easy. And you are supposed to be resting! Kind of! And maybe your left leg will hurt for days afterwards!

So, just keep doing your regular strength routine. Just a note to self.
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  • LYNNWYNN
    If you think your legs look good upside-down now, wait until you're 55! If only I could tuck the sag up under my shorts when I'm rightside-up.

    Thanks for your thoughts. I'm enjoying your blogs immensely tonight.
    Lynn
    3246 days ago
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