11/24/2012 Training Journal

November 24, 2012 — Leave a comment

I end week one of my taper tomorrow and saw this on Hal Higdon’s Marathon Facebook page today – good one…

“Tapering not only permits any damaged muscles to heal; it also promotes maximum glycogen storage within your leg muscles on race day. You do not want to go into any race from 5-K to the marathon depleted of glycogen. It matters little whether you are an elite runner or a beginner; you still need a two- or three-week marathon taper. Research by David L. Costill, Ph.D. of the human performance laboratory at Ball State University actually pinpointed six weeks as best for tapering, although it was done with high-intensity swimmers, not runners.”

Training Journal – 11/24/12:

  • Current plan: Honolulu Marathon Training Plan
  • Today’s session: Rest
  • Comments: Pancakes, chores, and rest…

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