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Subject: Advice on best approach
Got my last race of the year next sunday - Rev3 Venice Oly. My training was going along superbly, October was perhaps the best month I have had in my 3+ years of doing triathlon. Last weds I picked up some kind of moderate GI bug (maybe rota or norovirus, don't really know). Felt kinda crappy weds and thursday, finally got to a spin class last night, ran 3 miles (not my best effort) and swam a decent 1K this evening. I feel pretty good now, perhaps a bit more tired than I should but far better than I did a few days ago.

My question is how to approach prep for my race on Sunday. My inclination is to do strong workouts until Weds and taper for Thurs, Fri and Sat. Alternatively, I could start my taper now but seems to me that a week is a bit long as I really don't feel that fatigued just kind of tired from the GI bug. What do you guys think?


2013-11-02 8:31 PM
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If it's been a long season, you're probably not going to add much fitness in a week. If you have been sick, the chance of a relapse goes up with hard workouts. Based on that I'd suggest going easy. Right now, your first priority is getting to the finish line healthy. Keeping loose by some easy runs and shorter bike rides and maintaining feel for the water by continuing to swim is second. Strong workouts seems like it should be low on the list.

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2013-11-02 8:40 PM
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I wouldn't do anything but drink plenty of fluids and rest. Your not going to lose your fitness.
2013-11-03 7:17 AM
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Originally posted by iruptacopula

I wouldn't do anything but drink plenty of fluids and rest. Your not going to lose your fitness.


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