Peaking and tapering are essential to a high quality performance in a race or event. They are often overlooked by your average cyclist and may be the missing piece in your successful training program. Without a well thought out, well executed peak, your body may be too tired to perform or too flat (from lack of stimulus) to successfully execute the necessary work to succeed in your race or event. If you ignore the importance of a proper taper, you’ll find yourself struggling to build further fitness or worse, dip a toe into the frigid waters of overtraining. In either case, you’ll find yourself disappointed and struggling to piece together what went wrong.
In this episode of the Tailwind Coaching Podcast, you’ll learn what peaking and tapering are, why they are an integral part of any training program and how to apply the concepts of successful peaking and tapering to your own training program.
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