In many ways, how you handle the final two weeks leading up to your big race is just as important, if not more so, as the months you spent training for it. You will hear the word ‘taper’ thrown around this time of year. Taper refers to the rest period before your hardest effort, whether a triathlon, marathon, half marathon, or other distance race/event. Here are a few suggestions to guide you through this subtle, but vital stage of your race preparation. These simple suggestions will help ensure that race day is a celebratory culmination of the work you put in, and not a disappointing ride on the struggle bus.
You've put in the training yet what do you do leading up to the race? If you have tapered correctly you will feel well rested with a lot of energy which sometimes leaves us anxious and unfocused. Here are tips from veteran runner, Smitty, to keep you on track for a great race!
3 or More Days Beforehand:
2 Days Before the Event:
So, you’ve put in all the hard work. Countless hours were spent on the bike, running, or in the pool. Everything has been put on hold for this one moment. But, DOH! You forgot your shoes! Don’t worry. We at the Runners Forum have got you covered. Just use the appropriate checklist to help you insure that you have everything you need for your triathlon.
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