Member Question: General Triathlon Tapering Guidelines

author : Coach AJ
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I have my first tri coming up and I want to know how much I should train on race week and when do I stop completely?

Member Question from jkward

I have my first tri coming up on the 9th of August I want to know how much I should train on race week and when do I stop completely...the day before or two days before?

 

Answer from Coach AJ

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Getting your taper right is the final component to your race day preparation. Finding the right mix between absorbing the training, resting and still feeling sharp is the key. This process takes some trial and error to find what works for each athlete, but there are some basic principles you should adhere to.


A taper period is key for any event, no matter the distance. [.....]

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date: August 20, 2008

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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