8 Tips for Your Next Taper

A good taper is a must if you want to get the most out of your performance on race day. While it's true that there's no one tapering plan that will be right for everyone, there are a few things every triathlete should do two weeks prior to race day to maximize recovery and sharpen your speed.

These eight basic tapering tips are a good place to start. Keep in mind that longer events such as an IRONMAN or races that are later in the season may require a more involved tapering plan that last longer than two weeks.

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