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2272 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 4, 2008 9:39 PM by crl8686
dfloodhive Rookie 1 posts since
Jun 16, 2008
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Sep 4, 2008 10:31 AM

Tapering for a 10K Race

Hello all, I am training for a 10K at the end of Sept.  Have been doing about 25 miles a week for the past month and a half and am wondering if there is any advice on tampering my running for the last three weeks until the race.  The week prior to the race I was planning on doing maybe one/two mid distance runs at a slower pace to keep my legs fresh.  Any specific advice?  Thanks!

  • crl8686 Legend 1,312 posts since
    Nov 11, 2007
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    1. Sep 4, 2008 9:39 PM (in response to dfloodhive)
    Re: Tapering for a 10K Race


    One good resource is Hal Higdon's set of online programs, particularly those which are geared toward training for races. 25 miles/wk would put you in the Intermediate category. See     Per his recommendation, there isn't much of a taper needed for a 10K. The entire taper is in the last 5 days before the race. For days 5, 4 and 3 before the race, Higdon recommends cutting your mileage in half. Then rest on days 2 and 1 before the race.  






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