Never being one to do things by halves, I decided to take my first week of tapering to the extreme – and do no running at all.
In my defence, I did lots of other exercise. We skied everyday, we swam, we ice skated, we played ten pin bowling. Oh all right – we actually went on holiday. It was a great change from all the running, it was great to spend time with my family, and i don’t feel my fitness suffered at all as we were constantly on the go.
I also discovered that, silly as I feel in my running gear, I look much, much funnier in my ski wear.