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It’s Taper Week!

It’s Taper Week!

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.

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  1. Leah @ L4L

    Yeah, I kinda wish every week would be a taper week… haha.

    No really, I’m really good at tapering. I hardly get the itch to run at all. I love sleeping in and having an excuse to be lazy. It’s fantastic. I probably should be better about the diet and paying more attention to carbs and water and watching the alcohol intake but HECk you only live once. 😉
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I usually don’t go too batty during taper week. I do get the phantom pains. And sometimes I stress about not working out as much. But at the same time I’m also super focused on having a good race day and I don’t want to screw that up!

  2. Lori

    For me, not lifting is the hardest thing for a taper week. Plus, not eating too much. I still want to eat as much even though I am not moving as much. I would do just a couple short rides this week. Slow flat rides of maybe 10 miles early this week, then 5 miles later this week.
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      I was hoping to bike part way to work tomorrow but Michael’s car issues might make that impossible. I’m not sure if doing 24 miles tomorrow on the bike will help me or hurt me Sunday…

  3. Lisa

    I know EXACTLY what you mean! Taper weeks are always hard!!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I especially hate the phantom pains!

  4. jane Cartelli

    One day I got up and said “I am going to do the half marathon” and I did it and then spent a week or two sick and also hurting. Yes, I was foolish.

    I really admire how much well you train and how much you enjoy the process. (I never heard of tapering).

    I love my workouts but I barely remember to cool down, let alone prepare properly for a major physical event. I keep trying to remind myself that I can start small with a 5k or 8k but I do not know if I can add only more regimens into my life so I continue my varied workouts and activities and keep watching the real athletes from the sidelines.

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    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was all a learning process. I learned from my mistakes at each race. I am also guilty of biting off more I can chew. It’s easy to do because you get excited about the big race!

  5. Marie

    I’m tapering for labor! Aaahahaha.

    No but seriously: good luck, enjoy the taper and kick ass next week. Can’t wait to see photos and the after-beer!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Thanks Marie! I think the food at the rest stops are going to be amazing! Pizza and strawberry shortcake? Sign me up!

  6. Jill

    I have never heard of tapering. Another tip that is going to save me agony in the future! Thank you!
    I can see how tapering can be stressful. Change in routine is enough to send me into a panic. It sounds like you have a GREAT plan for your week. Lot’s of relaxing type movement. Maybe you will even find enjoyment as you feel yourself relaxing? 🙂
    I can’t wait to hear your updates on this race. I plan on doing the MS 150 next year! YIKES!!!
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    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes–you put it very well. The change of the routine is the hardest part! What is the MS 150? Sounds amazing!

      1. Jill

        The MS 150 is a 2 day cycling event. It is a fund raiser for muscular dystrophy. You can ride 30, 50, 75 or 100 miles. There is a big party at the end! Now that my foot is healed my goal is to begin training so that I can ride the 100 miles. I think I can, I think I can, I think I can…

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Ooh! That sounds fantastic! We want to do one of those multiple day events someday.

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