Since I am getting down to crunch time for the race on Sunday, I am finishing up my tapering, but still ensuring that I maintain my readiness for the race. Today, was a tempo run. I put this run on my schedule because of the article that I read in Runner’s World magazine.
My run consisted of a 10 minute warm-up (5.3 mph on the treadmill with a 1% incline), then a 20 minute tempo run at 6.2 mph on the treadmill with a 1% incline. Once I completed that, then I did a 10 minute cool-down at 5.3 mph with a 1% incline. I then walked for 5 minutes as a final cool down.
Tomorrow will be a relatively easy day. I will strength train, and will walk on the treadmill for 1 hour so that I get in a little but exercise prior to beginning the day. Since I am in Las Vegas, there will be more walking around over the next couple of days. But I will make sure that I take it easy on Saturday.