I had a nice PR at my last 10k despite intense heat... I took Friday off (the race was on Saturday) - I might have ridden the bike, but definitely no running. To be honest, I sort of forgot the race was coming up and I was doing my normal routine, even ran a 15 miler the weekend before. So, the short answer is one or 2 days is probably sufficient!
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Hey there... I have a 10K coming up this Sunday and have been training for a Half in November... Had a long run on Monday...running somewhere around 3 tomorrow and will walk Friday and Active Rest Saturday... Good luck and smooth running to you! ~Tika
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I have a 10K this Saturday and I'm a bit worried about my tapering. I was going to take two days off without running but still do some walking or elliptical...maybe biking. I totally bonked in my last 10K from fatigue and the heat but PRed in my 10K before that after taking only one day rest before the race. I don't want to be sluggish on Saturday but I definitely don't want my legs to feel tired either. Any suggestions?
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