Getting ready for race day

Louisiana Marathon weekend — Jan. 16-18 — is almost here. Check in every day with The Advocate to get set. ... And go online for video links to help with the training.

Day 27: TAPER

A taper is a period of rest at the end of your training block. The length of your race will dictate the length of your taper. While tapering, you reduce the volume of your running but still keep a little bit of the foot speed. This will allow your legs to rest and be race ready

Link to video: www.thelouisianamarathon.com/ready-set-geauxrun/