Every morning in Africa, an antelope wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest antelope, or it will starve. It doesn't matter whether you're the lion or an antelope -- when the sun comes up, you'd better be running. -African proverb

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Taper Time!

Only one week to go!  Tapering is in full effect -- run less, rest more!  It seems so counterintuitive.  I've built up this fitness level, and now I can't use it.  But, apparently (according to the experts) tapering is important. 
Extra rest = repaired and replenished muscles = optimal condition next weekend.

In addition to ensuring adequate rest (and maybe even a little extra rest), this is also the week to modify nutrition and prepare mentally.  Time to gather up all my running books and get cozy on the couch!  Let the tapering begin!

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