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Taperchondria – with apologies to Hillaire Belloc

You know (at least you ought to know For Runner’s World has told you so) That athletes really ought to rest Before a race to do their best So thought Abradypus, “I’ll taper” “- then at Paris I will caper” She hadn’t … Continue reading


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The T word

I have a long training run on Sunday, so this week is a low volume, low intensity recovery week. Sounds good, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, there’s a name for low volume, low intensity weeks that come before hard runs, namely taper … Continue reading

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I have consulted the oracle and can confirm that I have a severe case of sudden onset taperchondria. It was an easy diagnosis to make for I have all the classic symptoms. Dull ache in left hamstring: check Weird cramp … Continue reading

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