I have a half marathon this Saturday. So this past Saturday I did a 6-mile run. Cleaned house on Sunday (trust me, it's a work out). Ran 3 miles yesterday. Rest today. Run 3 miles Wednesday and also a one-hour yoga class. Thursday some light strength training or cardio (like bike or elliptical). Rest on Friday. I try and take it easy the week before, but don't want to just do nothing all week...I find that if I keep my legs moving without pushing them too hard all week, that is what works best for me. :) Good luck on your race!!
In the week before a long-ish (ie 10K or more) race, I usually limit my cardio workouts to every other day, max 30 minutes, and take the day before the race off. I might still keep up with my daily walking commute (15 minutes in each direction) on top of that schedule, but I try to be very careful not to overdo it walking on the day before a big race. I also cut back on my strength training a bit.
This sounds like a good schedule to me. Since your race is on Sunday and not Saturday, you might even think about doing a swim on Friday. It really depends on how refreshed you feel from one day to the next.
Good luck on your HM.
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