Tapered for and raced a half-marathon as a tune-up, which meant that this week was a major cutback. For my taper, I stayed with my normal routine for Monday and Tuesday, and then cut back the miles gently on Wednesday and Thursday, and significantly on Friday and Saturday. I also cut out the cross-training after Wednesday (except for a quick recovery swim on Friday) and kept Wednesday's yoga class on the gentle side.
As for the race itself? Went very poorly. Ah well. I have a whole litany of stuff that I tell other people when it comes to bad races - everybody has them, and they're not a reflection on your fitness or ability. And I truly believe that. But it's harder to listen to when it's your own bad race.
Oh well. Recover, and move on.