Will you be race ready?
A proper taper is one of the keys to a great performance. It is the final piece to the puzzle as it relates to training for a triathlon (or any race). If executed properly, the taper phase will allow your body to heal up, absorb fitness and be fresh for race day.
Have you ever finished a race and felt like your results did NOT reflect your current fitness and overall training efforts? Below we will discuss what, why and how to taper like a pro.
What Gets Measured, Gets Improved
RTA coached athletes are regularly scheduled to undergo performance testing. Tests in each discipline are incorporated into their triathlon training program. These tests are a critical part of triathlon training. They help measure progress (or lack there of) and allow us to reset training parameters for workouts. Ultimately the results closest to race day help us establish a realistic race execution plan with pacing strategies & time goals.
TEAM RACE: St. Anthony’s Triathlon
Guest Post by RTA Club member, Larry C
Last week RTA had their first Team Race of the year in St. Petersburg, FL. About 12 club members made the trip to Florida to race the iconic St. Anthony’s Triathlon and kick off the 2017 season.
Because I always enjoy reading race reports from others, I decided to write my own.
This report is a summary from my own eyes.
I tried to keep it short.