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    5k taper help!

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    thenextdeena
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    5k taper help!

    Post by thenextdeena on Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:42 am

    hey I have a huge race next wednesday and I want to taper when should I start? I want to be very fresh and I'm in the top four runners and I need to come top three... also Im racing this thursday so I cant go easy thursday lol
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    Re: 5k taper help!

    Post by CT Track on Mon Oct 13, 2008 10:55 am

    The week of. For girls backing off should benefit the most within a week of the race. For guys it usually takes 2 weeks though because most guys usually just suck when backing off a week before from personal experience.
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    Re: 5k taper help!

    Post by Running With Scissors on Mon Oct 13, 2008 1:19 pm

    2 weeks before you should do more speed and less distance.
    1 week before start doing less and less.
    3 days before only do easy runs.

    Or be like me and only run 3 times in the 2 weeks before counties.


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