Friday Open Thread: The right way to taper?

A reader named Lynne had the idea for this week’s topic, which I thought was a great one all of us wonder about: “I find the 1-2 weeks before a race to be torture! You don’t want to run too much and have tired legs. You don’t want to run too little and feel out of condition. What’s the right balance?”

What do you think? — Terrell