One of the most challenging parts of tapering for a marathon is the feeling idleness brings. My advice is to focus on what you can do during your free time verses what you wish you had done differently during training. I created this marathon countdown to-do list so that each day you have an assignment to complete that will help you reach your marathon goals and help calm your nerves (because we all feel better when we are proactively doing something).*
*Please note this is not meant to serve as a 100% complete list of everything you need to do to prep for the New York City Marathon this week, so be sure to add in anything I’m missing.