The Final week leading to race day
Monday would normally be my rest day for a Saturday race, but I simply won’t have time this Tuesday, so this will be my final mini speed workout. Think of this as a dress rehearsal for the big day. Try to go through your same warm up routine and wear the same clothes, shoes that you’ll use on race day. I find this helps me relax more race day and makes me feel more confident going into my routine on race day. If your schedule is flexible enough, even try to do this run at the same time as your race start time to help the body and mind familiarize itself for the race. I’ve opted for 3*mile, running the mile in my goal half marathon pace intended for Saturday’s race, with 2min recoveries between each rep. This helps me get a final feel for that race pace, while giving myself plenty of recovery and not overloading myself with intensity or miles. Finish off with a nice cool down.
Tuesday would normally be my final short speed check, but I moved that to Monday because of my work schedule so today will be a lovely rest day. I might do a relaxing 30min cycle if I need to unwind from work, but it’s not necessary.
Wednesday is a nice and easy light run, a couple of miles shorter than my usual run. This is just simply to get some miles in the legs, keep the engine fired up, but not over work the bod