Thoughts on taper


#1

Hi folk. Looking for your thoughts. Got a 100km race at the end of November. Didn’t work through a specific tr base phase. What I have done is work through the general build low volume, doing a workout every second day (with road rides on the weekend). Will finish the build this Sunday, and have 2 weeks until race day. Was thinking of doing the final 2 weeks taper off the rolling road race speciality. Good idea? Or other suggestions? Thanks


#2

I would only taper for a week, unless your road rides are adding a ton of TSS.

OR . . . just cut out the road rides for the last two weeks, and then dial down the volume by 50% again in the last week.

Look at the last week of a low volume specialty plan, and that would be a good place to start for tapering, in my opinion.