Saturday, July 26, 2008

The Day Before a Race- What Should You Do?

Since I am racing tomorrow, this is definitely a day to take it easy. As I see it, there are 3 options to experiment with the day before a race:

1. no running
2. easy running
3. some easy running with a 2-3 minute tempo run. This would be a scaled down version of the marathon taper I wrote about in an earlier blog. Marathon Taper.

Since I did a 12 minute tempo yesterday, all I am doing today is some very easy jogging. I was out on the trails with the dogs for a very easy 60 minutes. A little long but I don't believe that will be a factor (I wasn't going much faster than a walk- in fact I did walk the short steep hills). My race is not until 6:30 pm so I'll get an extra 10 hours or so of rest and hope for the best.

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