Friday Five: Reading About Running—Oct 4, 2013

Grumpy Cat Tapering

Via “A whole lot of soles”

A ‘marathon taper’ edition of my weekly curation of miscellaneous articles on running:

5 Pre-Marathon Mistakes (and how to avoid them), Runner Academy
One way to help make sure you don’t jeopardize your race at the end of your preparation is to have an awareness of common pre-marathon mistakes that are often made during the taper period before your marathon, and how to avoid them.

It’s taper time: What that means for you, Canadian Running
For many of us training for a fall marathon, the arrival of October means it’s taper time. This is when we scale back training and rest up for the big day.

Let explain this taper madness and marathoning thing, A whole lot of soles
Taper madness, that two to three-week period when marathoners look to pass without major incident, is already starting to hit.

Don’t Race Like An 8 Year Old (no offense, kids!), Fix Your Run
5 pacing tips that you need to know.

Peaking for Performance: Two Weeks to Go, Running Shoe Guru
In the last two weeks before your marathon, you will need to cut your volume and intensity a bit to bring about an optimum peak. This is the time to get extra sleep, plenty of good nutrition, and run as relaxed in your workouts as possible.

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I'm Yuri and I'm in a hurry to lose weight, get fit, and have fun doing it! This blog is a chronicle of a once fat guy's journey to fitness while training for a marathon—and beyond. You'll also find running-related gear review, links and inspiration.
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