Guys! My 10k is on SUNDAY! I can't believe it is almost here. I followed my training plan as well as I could and I feel really prepared. Now, as it is a few days before the race, it is time to implement my taper.
As you can see, taper week is usually the week my upper body gets JACKED! Here is the schedule I have been following this week:
Monday- Lifting Chest/Shoulders/Tri
Tuesday- Lifting Back/Bi
Wednesday- 5 miles, 3 a little slower than 10k pace (7:15ish)
Thursday- 5 easy miles
Friday- Lifting Upper Body- Chest/Back/Shoulders
Saturday- Complete REST.
Sunday- RACE DAY! 6.2!!!! (Not 26.2 hahaha!)
You may think running only two days in the week leading up to the race with NO other lower body workouts is a little excessive. But that's just how I work. Three complete lower body rest days before a half or full marathon and two complete lower body rest days before anything less (yes, even the mile!) is my modus operandi. That's what has worked for me in the past, so that is what I am sticking to.
Because really, during mile five of my 10k when I'm trying to bang out a sub 7 minute mile, am I going to be thinking, "Gee, I wish I had run more this past week!"?
How do you taper?