5 Terrible Ways To Taper For Your Marathon (And How To Avoid Them)

Finally – I’m in taper period!  The last 16 weeks have gone by fairly smoothly, just a few minor challenges along the way, and I’m feeling really good overall.To be ready for the starting line on race day, I need to handle taper correctly and let my body properly recover from weeks of hard training. If you’re new to marathon training, taper period comes into play 3 weeks leading up to your big race. During the taper, your mileage drops off significantly – a cutback of up to 50{20b543310651bf6f3679f07daa0e532ca50e05ab066d8bcfc12d35f979f65272} of your weekly mileage is the standard recommendation in most training programs

Good Nutrition: What It Can Do For Runners

On my group run this past week, heard quite a few folks already talking about plans for summer…and naturally the discussion soon turned to weight loss and getting into shape for the season. Still other running buddies talked about recent weight gain after completing an 18 week training plan and competing in the big race events at Disney …but now they’re still taking in the same amount of food and calories, and not working out enough to burn it all up.

James’s Story about Melanoma

4 comments By Andrea Peirce, BA, Writer/Editor   |   Monday, October 15, 2012 James had advanced melanoma and dwindling treatment options when his doctors enrolled him in a clinical trial of an innovative immunotherapy developed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. read more

Training Nurses to Care for Cancer Survivors

Add a Comment By Media Staff   |   Friday, September 28, 2012 A new program is training nurses across the country to identify the needs of cancer survivors and to help patients and their families achieve the best possible quality of life after treatment.

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