The Tapering Phase is extremely risky for Triathletes.
This article digs into our top 5 tips to ensure that all of your hard work pays off, and you make it to the startline, and maximize your race!
Training makes you worse and Recovery (or proper rest) makes you better. The whole time we are training we are putting the body into a state of overreaching (vs. overtraining) and this forces the body into an adaptation phase that only manifests properly when we rest. A proper training plan, appropriate to the individual athlete and a feedback loop with a good coach will also enhance this process. Here are some general principals: 1. Periodization specific to recovery There are 3 phases that are critical to periodization when it comes to achieving optimal recovery. Firstly is the macrocycle: This is...