Member Question: Taper Week and Food Intake

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I'm tapering this week for my first sprint triathlon. I'm thinking I may need to adjust my calorie intake for the decreased workout load? How do I make sure I am properly fueled for the race?

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I'm tapering this week for my first sprint triathlon. I'm thinking I may need to adjust my calorie intake for the decreased workout load? However I also want to make sure I am properly fueled for the race. I already cut out the beer this week, but are there any other adjustments that could help?

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If you have ever tapered for a race, it is easy to feel bloated, heavy, tired, and often injured, on the days leading up to your big race. Although the injured part is typically mental and all in your head, your body is working overtime to repair tissues, improve efficiency of movement, store glycogen (digested carbs), reduce fatigue and ultimately improve fitness. [.....]

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date: July 23, 2009

mrakes1

Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. I am a certified sports nutritionist through the International Society of Sports Nutrition,I teach spinning and I am CPR certified. I have finished the 2006 Boston marathon, 2006 IMFL, 2007 Ironman world Championship and I am qualified for the 2007 Ironman 70.3 World Championship. I write for Triathlete magazine and I love writing for BT.com!

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