Use it…or, you lose it..!
As a coach, I’m all too aware of an athlete’s conditioning and I spent a lot of careful time training for this event.
I’ve been tapering for about a month now. I built my training up to a final block of eight back-to-back days that included minimum half ironman distances in each discipline.
My concern has been how long to taper without losing the accumulated fitness. In coaching terms – Reversibility.
I decided to take about a month, with shorter more power focused sessions to keep me sharp. I did the TriGrandPrix two weeks out to have one last big full throttle effort. Since then I’ve been doing more open water swimming, 10-13km runs and joining the Paragon club for low intensity aerobic rides e.g. today’s 80km.