I thought I had one more week before a taper week to prepare for a half marathon - I must have been looking at some other calendar !! Anyway need some suggestions on how far my last long run should be 1 week before a half marathon.
My training had me do an 11 miler last sunday (2 weeks from the race) - this is the furthest I have gone long during training. Can or Should I do another 11 miler a week before race or is that a mistake ?
Bonus Question: Considering My weekly mileage has been no more than about 20 miles and I have only done very minimal speed work (a few short tempo & fartleks) how should I set up my last week of training on race week Monday - Sat. I was thinking: Off, 4, 1, 2, off, off, race 13.1
Prince of Fatness
It really depends on how you recovered from that 11 miler, but I am thinking that if you've been conservative throughout your training, the last thing you want to do is get aggressive now. Maybe do 9 - 10.
As for the bonus question, I really don't like taking two days off before the race. Run a little the day before. Not a workout per se, just enough to loosen things up.
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