So how does this translate to running AL’s Run 8 days before Lakefront? I would think b/c it’s a shorter race vs. the marathon distance, that it should be no problem. My taper for Lakefront will start after Tuesday’s workout (11 days out), and the 8K race is the only thing fast or hard I’ll be doing after that, other than a shorter MP workout the following Tuesday.
Last time I entered the taper with about 10 days of little or no running due to a tendonitis flare-up, and I think it kept me fresh and prevented being overworked. This time around, I’m doing my last long run 2 weeks out vs. 5 weeks out, so I think the reduced mileage and intensity will do me some good in my shorter (1.5 week) taper.
Never really tapered for a 10K before. I just don’t race enough.
Good luck Tomo! Let us know how it goes…