Race Week

Training Tips Series
Developed by Greg Klein of South Sound Running
Sponsored by New Balance


12K Run

12K Walk

5K Run

Midweek workouts
2 times per week
2-mile run
2-mile walk
1-mile run
Weekend endurance workout Race Day Race Day Race Day

For additional midweek recovery workouts please refer to the 9 weeks to go training tips page.

This Week's Training Notes:

The key factor here is recovery. All of the running and walking you will do this week is to prepare yourself for race day. Run/walk easy and just enough to keep your body warmed-up. We recommend that you take off 2 complete days during the week. Please follow these additional tips during the week.

    1. Make sure that you are well hydrated. It is important to drink plenty of water the entire week before the race.
    2. Get plenty of sleep. It is not just the night before that counts. Getting at least 8 hours two to three nights before is the most effective.
    3. You will need to eat three complete meals the day before the race with lunch being the most important. A balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats per meal will give you adequate fuel.

It's been great training you, and good luck at the race. Make sure you stop by the South Sound Running booth after the race, and tell us how you did.

Greg Klein and Becky Eades
South Sound Running-Tacoma.