APPROACHING RACE WEEK
For some reason, triathletes have a tendency to overcomplicate their pre-race tapers.
In edition 96 of TriathlonWire, we shared the insights of 5x World Champion Craig Alexander on how to optimize the final week before your event.
This week, elite coach Brett Sutton reinforces the importance of a simple plan leading up to your event.
From his perspective, the number one mistake among age group triathletes is reducing their training too much in the final 7 days before their race. After months of consistent high-volume training, abruptly backing off creates undue stress on the body that often translates into lackluster performance.
Instead follow his 3 points to personalize your taper and ensure the best race result possible.