Do I need to ta­per be­fore a tune- up race?

Runner's World South Africa - - Personal Best -

Do a mini-ta­per only if you in­tend to push the pace (to get an idea of how fit you are, or to prac­tise goal race pace). In the week be­fore race day, cut mileage by 20 to 30 per cent, and stick to easy runs af­ter Mon­day or Tues­day. You’ll also need time to re­cover: take a few rest or easy days post-race, and wait un­til any sore­ness has sub­sided be­fore re­turn­ing to hard train­ing. – run­ning coach Randy Ac­cetta

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