I have read books which tell you how to taper for a Marathon. But I don’t think they actually apply to me.Or someone in my position.I have not much stamina,I have no speed,I have lots of injuries over the last two years and have not run the Melbourne Marathon since 1990. So I am basically making this Taper lark up as I go along.
This week I have run 3 Km on both Monday and Tuesday and today I ran 6 Km. Tomorrow I plan to run another 3 Km. Pretty light even I must admit. But my quad has been hurting for a while now so maybe with a bit of an ease back I will have some sort of a chance to finish this Marathon come Sunday. If things don’t work out…well next time I will try something else.
My weight aim was to be under 66 Kgm when I ran the Marathon. Today I weighed in at 65.2 Kgm. Certainly no light weight but under my target ( which I admit I just plucked out of the air when I was 69 Kgm).
As to how I will get on,well I hope to be able to give my all. We shall see.