Member Question: Tapering for Sprints during Ironman Training

author : Coach AJ
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Questions from suzimmer: Sprint race during Ironman training?
I'm not quite half way into my IM training (IMWI). I have several races planned for wetsuit, transition practice etc. For the sprints I did not taper. I did adjust the week slightly, switched my Saturday and Thursday plans so on Thursday I did the 2 hr run and on Saturday I swam 2000 and ran 20. Friday is my normal day off.

 

On Monday I woke up and felt like I'd been drugged! Not sore, just incredibly fatigued. I decided to listen to my body, rest, no work out, took the dog for a walk. Tuesdays was feeling a bit better so I resumed my regular planned training of 3000 m swim and 50 min run. I was sluggish at first, but was able to pick up the pace and felt pretty good by the end. On Wednesday UGGG SOOO TIRED!!!!! After I saw my kids off to work and school, I went back to bed, slept solidly for 2 hours! I never do that. [.....]

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date: July 29, 2008

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Coach AJ

USAT Level 1 Coach
"My coaching philosophy can be summed up in two words: listening and balance. By combining these two elements I feel I can help each athlete achieve their full potential."

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USAT Level 1 Coach
"My coaching philosophy can be summed up in two words: listening and balance. By combining these two elements I feel I can help each athlete achieve their full potential."

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