This week is taper week, for my upcoming 13.1 race.
Tapering has always been so confusing and difficult for me. Some say rest and eat! Others say do 60% of your normal training and eat 60-70% carbs of your total calorie intake. I’ve also read the 10 days before a half or full to complete Tempo runs, weights and cross train and that gaining weight is ok?! All of this information makes my head spin! I always try to taper but I am never sure if it was a success or not. This upcoming week I plan to do a dash of strength and stretching, a dab of Tempo, a pinch of cross training and a 5k…oh yea and a rest day. I am going to eat veggies,fruits,rice and quinoa, some protein and see how I do.
Last weeks training numbers:
Fire 30 x 2
22 miles run
40 min stationary bike time
Jillian Micheals 6 week 6 pack abs
1 hour Riding
Are you confused by the Taper?
Do you have any suggestions for me on how I should taper for my 13.1 race on Saturday?