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Tapering For RGJ Journal Jog

Race day is around the corner, and runners who have been training for the past 5 weeks have already won. The fitness achieved over the past weeks will definitely not be lost in this final week of training dedicated to the replenishment of body and mind.

The length of a tapering period depends on the distance of the race to be run and the demands of the previous weeks of training. In the case of the Journal Jog, one week ought to be quite sufficient. The essence of tapering is not to reduce the quality of training, but rather to reduce substantially the number of training miles run. At the end of this sixth week, runners should feel refreshed and energized; and the schedule shown below should do the trick.

Reno Running Company has been proud to be a part of the training process, and our expert staff are always ready to assist runners in any way, whether for this particular event or thereafter.

Week 6 Training Plan:

Monday: Rest (Monday is the rest day since it follows the longest workout of the week)

Tuesday: Run 3.5 miles easy

Wednesday: Run 3 miles with 1 minute fast, 1 minute easy or join our group track workout

Thursday: Cross-train 30 minutes (cross training should be a non-impact cardio exercise such as cycling or work on an elliptical trainer)

Friday: Rest

Saturday: Walk 30 minutes, rest, and get to bed early

Sunday: Race Day!

Group Runs

Wednesday: 6am Track workout from Hub Coffee on Riverside

Saturday: 8am RRC Sparks Store Run from 1276 Disc Dr Sparks

Sunday: No group run, we will all be running or supporting the Journal Jog

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