You may not be headed to Kona, but these tapering pointers will help you prepare for the biggest race of your season.By Jesse Kropelnicki
Tapering: How, When and Why
You’ve been training for months and it’s getting close to race day. But should you really be keeping up your miles?
Studies show that you shouldn’t. Depending on the sport and length of your competition, you should be cutting your normal mileage but maintaining some intensity in order to perform your best.
Not only do you need to figure out how to taper, but you need to consider how your fuel intake will change while you do this.
Go through our guide to learn everything you need to make the best of the time leading up to your race day.
Tapering Articles & Advice
Take it from Mark Allen's personal experience: For triathletes, mistakes can define a race performance as much as success can.By Mark Allen | Active Advantage
A good taper is a must if you want to get the most out of your performance on race day.By LAVA Magazine
Avoid the winter doldrums by incorporating some of these tips to extend your summer fitness.By Tim Cusick
Riding a century is a lot different than racing one. Find out what you'll need to do to ride a personal best in your next 100-mile race.By Susan Legacki
Most athletes know the importance of hydration and fueling, but it can be tough to know if you're doing it right. Find out which pieces of data will hBy T.J. Murphy
Don't let all your hard work go to waste with a bad pre-race taper. Try this no-nonsense guide to scaling down your workouts and freshening up your boBy Scott Jones
Using a power meter is the only tool you can use to get faster. Learn how using a heart rate monitor can provide the feedback you need to know when toBy Dr. Stephen Cheung, Ph.D.