How many days off do you have before a marathon?

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Aug 2012
11:04am, 8 Aug 2012
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wiener dog
Hi I have a charity treadmill marathon ion Sunday and I have cut my mileage this week so I did 9 on Mon and upper body weights, 7 yesterday and no weights, today I would normally do upper body weights again and was thinking of doing 5 miles then 3 miles tomorrow and nothing except a walk. Does this sound sensible bearing in mind thatI did TR24 on the 28th/29th July which was my last LR. All the taper advice I have read is conflicting so just wondered what others think/would do?

Cheers WD
Aug 2012
11:24am, 8 Aug 2012
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Same intensity, cut the volume. Two days off before the race- but I usually do something very gentle the day before, just to stay loose.
Aug 2012
11:29am, 8 Aug 2012
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wiener dog
Thanks Johnny, sounds like my plan seems ok then. Cheers.
Aug 2012
11:50am, 8 Aug 2012
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Keefy Beefy
I usually have two days of before. I usually have 1 rest day before a race and figure a marathon's worth 2.
Aug 2012
12:06pm, 8 Aug 2012
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at least two days off, in fact week leading up to race do very little, your body needs rest and to build up energy stores it's too late to add stamina or muscle
Aug 2012
1:08pm, 8 Aug 2012
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1 rest day about 3 days out maybe often did 40 mins
30 mins 2days out including a mile at .mp
20 mins the day before

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