Arriving at the start line of your goal event in peak form demands a lot of hard work and dedicated training. Correctly executing the final race-week workouts is an essential ingredient to the peaking recipe. The hard work of the prior months is in the bank; in this final week the goals are to stay sharp while releasing any remaining fatigue. This is done by reducing training volume while keeping intensity and frequency near recent levels.
Getting the intensity right in these shorter workouts can be tricky. You’re feeling great as you taper into race day. Add to that excitement for your fast approaching event and it becomes easy to go too hard. Stick to the planned intensity! Going over target will make for tired legs on race day. Save your PRs for your event.
Here is a race week workout from the Masters 40+ Cross Country Build, Peak and Race Plan for 5 days out from race day: >>READ MORE>>