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Perfect Your Peak Week

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You're nearing the top of your mountain of training - here are some tips and tricks from our EDGE Coaches on how to perfect your Peak Week.

Coach Worm:

You will not feel like you did during the vast majority of training, which will freak you out.  The extra rest, energy, and overall focus on every little ache and pain is normal.  These are not reasons to second guess yourself or change your race plan.

Coach Shawna:

The last "real" week to nail that nutrition for race day. It's not just the fuel during the run but what you're eating leading up to it too. You are what you eat!

Coach Katie:

Treat the WHOLE week like you would race week.  Sleep a little more, drink tons of water, eat well, and pre-cover (i.e., contrast baths, compression boots, compressions socks).

Coach Becca:

Peak week is a great opportunity to do a dress rehearsal of the race- wear the outfit you plan to wear, test out the night before and morning of fuel, and follow the fuel/hydration plan during the run.

Coach Laura:

Practice those mental skillz... visualize your run, reflect on your why, try some different mantras out this week!

Coach Robyn:

Remember that the work this week is on top of not just last week, but all of the weeks of training leading up to this point. So it’s ok to feel a little tired. Listen to your body closely as it rebuilds during a robust workload. If you feel tired, fit in a quick nap or carve out an extra hour of sleep. Be mindful to hydrate well, more miles means you’re burning through more fluids. Watch nutrition – eat to hunger and satiety, and identify foods that are good, balanced building blocks for your body to use during this final crescendo.




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