Monday, December 12, 2016
It is important in training for a race to know when to taper. We have to know our bodies and our personal TET-training effect threshold.
We can over train and wind up coming to the starting line worn out-or the opposite! We can taper too early and come to the starting line dulled rather than sharp.
Trial and error will reveal your personal TET. Mine is a 14 day taper with the last long run 12 days before the HM or FM. This is only a 16 miler but qualifies as a long run.
Then I decrease by at least 25% on every run the next three runs, then I take assessment of how my body feels and what I need to do to maintain sharpness. TET has already been surpassed runs ago so running needs to be fun and playful.
Today I achieved a quality long run-16 miles at 11:01's. Very pleased! three runs until taper starts!
Hope all is well with you! Peace!
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