If you've got a race or running event on the horizon, it's worth incorporating the all-important final aspect of your training into your schedule: tapering.
Whilst it may seem counterintuitive, tapering is essential to preventing injury before the big day, and ensuring you perform at your very best. So, try to keep your excitement under control, and resist the urge to train like mad, as the countdown begins!
What is tapering?
The taper period is when you reduce the intensity of your training as the event approaches, to allow your body to properly recover and adjust. Each runner’s requirements will differ, and the person with whom you develop your training plan will help you plan the most effective taper period for your body.