have a trail marathon on April 7. My schedule for the next two weeks (per my coach), beginning with this weekend is:Sat 24 trail milesSun 10 trail milesMon RestTues 5 miles steady paceWed 3 miles EZThurs 5 miles (1 EZ, 3 Race Pace, 1 EZ)Sat 10 trail milesSun 5 trail milesMon RestTues 4 miles (1 EZ, 3 RP, 1 EZ)Wed 3 miles (1 EZ, 1 RP, 1 EZ)Thurs RestFri Rest or 3 EZSat Trail Marathon
A running friend has indicated this is too heavy of a schedule and that this weekend I should be running more than 13/8. This is a typical taper for me. In your "humble" opinions, should my coach have me running shorter miles this weekend? My friend's new coach (she used to use the same as me) says this is too much running prior to a race.
What say you?
Leslie Living and Running Behind the Redwood Curtain -------------
Jan 8 - Clam Beach 8 3/4; Feb 18/19 - Hagg Lake 50k & 25k; Apr ?22 - Mendocino 50k; May 7 - Ave of Giants HM; June 3 - Grasshopper Peak 30k (sweep duties); June 16/17 - Wild Rogue Relay; Jul 8 - Mt. Hood 50 (and maybe 50k next day - lottery); Sept 23 & 24 - Mt. Lakes 100 (first 100 - Yikes!!)
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