|NATIONAL PARKS QUICKLINKS|
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|Week 8: Taper Week|
|Sunday:||Hike with full pack: cover 30% of goal mileage and elevation. RPE: 4-5|
|Tuesday:||30-minute walk or hike.RPE: 3-4|
|Thursday:||30-minute trail run. RPE: 3-4|
|Saturday:||Complete your longest day hike ever!|
*RPE refers to the rate of perceived exertion, a fancy sounding term that merely expresses the difficulty of a workout from one to ten. An RPE of 1 means you're barely breaking a sweat; a 10 means you're burning in lactic hell.Click here to download the 8-week training plan.