I agree with Laurie5658. You want to do 2 to 3 mid-week runs of around 3 miles. Skip the spin class. Easy weights early in the week are ok, but avoid legs.
The final week is the major taper week and makes most feel like they are slacking. GOOD! You want to use the final week to rebuild and recharge your muscles and cells. Muscles need time to rebuild and repair after the longer mileage you have been doing. Cells need to recharge their glycogen stores through the consumption of extra carbs. No pigging out, just extra carbs each day, and two days before your race is your "carb load" dinner. Something like pasta is perfect, but watch the sauce. Don't eat anything strange this week, avoid fried foods & spicy foods.
The day before your race, take it easy. Don't be lazy, but don't spend 8 hours walking around the mall.
My 40th half is this Sunday, and after boot camp on Wednesday, I see lots of R&R after a short walk on Thursday.
Janet (aka: 1/2-aholic)
Thornton Sparkers Team Leader
SparkPeople's Official 5K Your Way Walking Program Co-Leader
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