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Old April 10th, 2012, 04:08 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by bnumerick View Post
It really depends on what your goals are for the race. I agree with what JT said for any race that you aren't trying to peak at. Since it's early I think we're assuming you're treating this as more a of "training" race rather than a "peak" performance race.

A couple things I'll add. You may want to take 1 extra day off training or do an extra lighter day. I don't think it'll make a big difference either way but just throwing it out there.

Also my day before routine usually consists of doing a little surge or build up workout. Basically every 2-3 minutes you do 15 seconds building up to a high speed then take another 15 seconds gradually easing back down. I do 5 or so sets of that. Helps get the motors ready to fire.
Bill's day before routine was kinda what I had in mind for your last skate. You definitely don't want to completely chill in the days before. Keep moving. Make sure you get a good warm up the day of the skate. Get your HR going, break a sweat and don't overstretch. Stay loose.
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