We use cookies to track usage and preferences. See Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
IT
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
Christmas Presents
   You are currently viewing the Italy version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Men's Running > Jun-17 > LESS IS MORE

LESS IS MORE

IT MAY FEEL COUNTERINTUITIVE BUT REDUCING YOUR TRAINING VOLUME IN THE LEAD UP TO AN EVENT IS A TRIED AND TESTED METHOD FOR BEING FRESH ON RACE DAY. IF YOU DO IT PROPERLY

TAPERING

Cast your mind back to the last time you had to sit an exam – chances are you will have spent coffee-fuelled nights ‘cramming’ as much information into your head as possible, staying up late right up until the last moment to ensure you were ready. If someone had suggested you do this cramming a month before the exam and then in the weeks leading up to the big day barely glance at your textbooks – and in fact look at them less and less – you’d think them mad. However in the world of running the art of reducing your effort in the build-up to that all-important race is the way to go. And it’s known as tapering.

“The aim of the taper is to minimise accumulated fatigue rather than to gain extra fitness,” says coach Tom Craggs (runningwithus.com). “This goal obviously needs to be achieved without compromising the fitness levels you’ve already acquired.”

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Men's Running - Jun-17
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - Jun-17
€4,49
Or 449 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 2,42 per issue
SAVE
46%
€28,99
Or 2899 points
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only € 2,33 per issue
SAVE
48%
€13,99
Or 1399 points
Monthly Digital Subscription
Only € 3,49 per issue
SAVE
22%
€3,49
Or 349 points

View Issues

About Men's Running

By the time you read this, the spring race season will be well and truly underway and those of you who have trained for a specific event will hopefully have seen the fruits of your labours in PBs and long-held goals achieved. Once you’ve completed a big event it’s understandable to want to take a few days off before running again. But sometimes those days can become weeks, the weeks months, and before you know it you’re no longer on talking terms with your trainers. To stop that from happening, we take a look at the opportunities open to runners who find themselves with all the fitness but not the focus. One obvious path is to take your running abroad. As any seasoned traveller will tell you, the best way to explore a location is by foot and that certainly proved to be the case for our writer, Simon, who decided to combine his passion for running with a life-long ambition to visit Cuba (page 34). If you fancy something closer to home you can utilise the very powerful bit of tech on your wrist to create some new training goals (page 48), or follow our expert advice on how to make the move from tarmac to trail (page 23). Or, if you’re already au fait with off-road, why not take a leaf out of Kilian Jornet’s book and run up Mount Everest (page 54)? For more inspiration on what to do with your current peak condition head over to mensrunning.co.uk and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
Modalità di pagamento Pocketmags Payment Types
A Pocketmags si ottiene Fatturazione sicura Ultime offerte HTML Reader Regali Loyalty Points