The peak performance phase tweaks the body to excel and race your best when performance counts the most. During this phase, you walk workouts at race pace and faster. Your total mileage once again reduces before increasing slightly. Too much distance work near race day hampers your ability to walk fast. While distance workouts lengthen at first, they too reduce as you approach your race.
Plan your peak carefully. A peak can be held for only a few weeks. Attempting to hold a peak longer risks injuries and sub-optimal performances.