WEEK 4 ON TO THE NEW YEAR 2017 5K TRAINING PLAN starts tmorrow. Christmas Day’s workout is a simple 30-minute walk. The remainder of the holiday week you will be tapering. It’s important to perform your mobility routines; even daily is a good idea to keep you in good form to make the 5k effort on Friday Eve or Saturday Day of the NEW YEAR.
Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s run/walks are short and you should pace them on the fast side with intensity, to ready yourself for the race. Many trainers and coaches say that during a taper, the idea is to decrease mileage but remind your body it will be going fast soon by keeping your shorter runs at the level of intensity you have been training at in interval sessions (in this plan they are the run/walks) or tempo runs (run about 10 seconds/ mile slower than 5k race pace), not at the slower speed of easy long runs.
Have a wonderful between the holidays week.
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