If you’ve never trained with a running coach, you likely have never tapered for a race. It’s possible you’ve never even heard of tapering.
Master the art of the taper, and you will be amazed. The final phase of the macro cycle is tapering, that magical – and sometimes frustrating – time at the end of your training cycle as you approach your goal race.
If you do it right, the result will be massive, but oddly, many people have never heard of tapering. That’s a shame because few people would accidentally get it right.
It’s critical to understand the principles behind it, how to execute it, what to expect from your runner body during the taper and the potential benefit of a well executed taper.
In this episode, I explain the theory behind tapering, how to taper, and when to taper for your goal race.