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30.05.11

UK Deca Ironman: 4 days to go...

Use it...or, you lose it..!

As a coach, I'm all too aware of an athlete's conditioning and I spent a lot of careful time training for this event.

I've been tapering for about a month now. I built my training up to a final block of eight back-to-back days that included minimum half ironman distances in each discipline.

My concern has been how long to taper without losing the accumulated fitness. In coaching terms - Reversibility.

I decided to take about a month, with shorter more power focused sessions to keep me sharp. I did the TriGrandPrix two weeks out to have one last big full throttle effort. Since then I've been doing more open water swimming, 10-13km runs and joining the Paragon club for low intensity aerobic rides e.g. today's 80km.

80km club ride to turn the legs over
80km club ride to turn the legs over

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  • hey,

    did you do the deca ironman? just wondering if you have any advice? more so about quick recovery between races but anything else would be greatly appreciated.

    if you entered the race you are a legend.

    will

    Posted Wednesday, 15th February 2012 by will

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