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PostPosted: 09/23/03 - 12:26    Post subject: 10k taper
I have a 10k on Sat. Oct 11th that I've been training for. I need some recommendations on tapering, if even required, for a race of this length. I understand tapering for the half and full marathon but is it necessary for a 10k?
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PostPosted: 09/23/03 - 12:49    Post subject:
I really think a lighter week prior to the race is all that is necessary.
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PostPosted: 09/23/03 - 12:55    Post subject:
I wouldn't put anything "hard" on the schedule after the Tuesday before. Easy mileage, striders, even a day off or two in there. Lots of sleep, carbs and easy on the fiber Surprised
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PostPosted: 09/23/03 - 13:41    Post subject:
Thanks guys.
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PostPosted: 09/23/03 - 14:38    Post subject:
since when do you do 10Ksssssss?

I agree, lower the mileage....keep your midweek fast paced run in/shorten it (half the amount)/move it up a day. Take the day two days before race off----go to bed early that night. Day before jog, I'll repeat that for Robp----jog (as in running sllllllllllllooooooowwwwwww) 2-3 miles.....do NOT overeat at supper......you absolutely do not need to carboload a 10k......and shave your legs that night Mr. Green

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PostPosted: 09/23/03 - 15:21    Post subject:
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.....and shave your legs that night Mr. Green


Ya know, Sue is faster than either one of us Rob... maybe consider it






...naw!
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PostPosted: 09/23/03 - 15:26    Post subject:
jrjo wrote:
runaroundsue wrote:
.....and shave your legs that night Mr. Green


Ya know, Sue is faster than either one of us Rob... maybe consider it






...naw!


Yes I have the utmost respect for Sue but I'm going to take the hit of wind drag and pass on the leg shaving.... I'll start my kick 15 yds earlier than normal to make up for it.....
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PostPosted: 09/23/03 - 17:13    Post subject:
rtpd113 wrote:
I really think a lighter week prior to the race is all that is necessary.
A day off right before the race would help as well
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