With the Melbourne Marathon 2014 coming up on Sunday I decided today have a look and see how I tapered for the 1985 Melbourne Marathon.
In 1985 I had just started running Marathons and was still very slow. Although I am a great deal slower now.
My Taper in 1985
Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday …7 Km,9km,7 Km
Thursday,Friday,Saturday, 2.5 Km each day
Sunday Marathon 3-07.30 ( PB).
In 1985 I really had no idea. Half way in 88.45..,.30 Km in 2-08.30 and 35 Km in 2-32.
My diary says ” fell to pieces in the last 7 Km”. I did not write that I walked but I probably did.
I think my training in those days was pretty messy.
About that time I ran my 1000 th day in a row….total 10,754.5 Km.
TODAY….2014…. I ran 3 Km and did 25 push ups and 60 stomach crunches.