North - tapering is an artform, because it cannot be truely standardized. Of course, we want to decrease miles, do a bit of short MP pace running every 3 days or so to "remember pace", get extra sleeep, hydrate, and pay close attention to diet. these are all standard thing to do. But, the condition that one is in after their main training program varies from individual to individual (and even varies for a given individual from race to race). Thus, the taper has to be tinkered with almost every time in order to try to get it right.
In your situation, feeling a bit overtrained, I'd suggest a more abrupt taper right now (even an off day or two over the next two weeks). You have to get recvoered from feeling overtrained early. If you start to feel crisp, then you can revert to your more usual taper.
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