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The Workout: Easy run. Just as on Sunday, use this short run to shake your legs out. Keep the effort easy, and don’t give in to the temptation to go fast just because your legs are feeling fresh.
Coach’s Tips. If massage has been a regular part of your routine throughout the training cycle, this is a good day to get a light one. It will relax your muscles and increase blood flow, helping your legs feel fresh over the next few days. Spend time today reviewing your training log. Look back to see how far you’ve come over the past months, and take confidence from all the workouts you’ve done. Nutritionally, pay attention to your salt intake in these final days before the race. There’s no need to go overboard, but try to snack on salty foods such as pretzels, nuts, and soups in the following few days to ensure that you’re keeping your sodium levels in balance.