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in: Danish Dynamite; Danish Dynamite > 2019-04-18

Apr 18, 2019 6:10 PM # 
you need a rest week like me!!! Probably not Im just lazy.. Haha you'll do great at West Point!
Apr 19, 2019 9:05 PM # 
Rest and recovery is as important as the actual training (arguably more so). When was the last time you had a true full rest day? Take a taper week this week leading to West Point and I think you'll see you're in better shape than you realise once you let the body rest up.
Apr 20, 2019 1:02 AM # 
Danish Dynamite:
Thanks Michael/Jeff and I’ll take an easy 4 days leading up to West Point after I finish off the weekend. I just checked and the last time I did absolutely nothing was December 28th, but I spent 12 hours in a car so didn’t feel like doing much.
Apr 20, 2019 8:11 AM # 
What Jeff said. You have done lots of training so you definitely don't need to worry about whether you are fit enough or not. Easy training this week but if you to choose to do some high quality stuff, do less of it (but don't 'compensate' by running faster).
Apr 20, 2019 12:00 PM # 
High quality stuff is typically a good thing during a taper as long as you follow some guidelines:

Do half to two thirds of the total distance you would normally do.
Keep the speed the same as what you normally do. Not faster but not slower either.
Do it after a few days of light training or a rest day but a few days before race day too.

One of the effects if doing that kind if training during a taper is a confidence boost in your fitness because it will feel easier than the equivalent workout has felt earlier in your season.

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