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Longer, More Strict Tapers Improve Marathon Performance

A analysis of the taper patterns of recreational marathon runners and their implications for race-day performance.

Photo by Sid Leigh on Unsplash

The taper is an important part of marathon training. It refers to a period of lighter training in the 2–4 weeks before race-day. The basic idea is for the runner to reduce their…

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barrysmyth

barrysmyth

Professor of Computer Science at University College Dublin. Focus on AI/ML and recommender systems, with applications in e-commerce, media, and health.