❓Did you know❓12 day Tapering is best for runners🏆

It’s coming up to a few weeks before Melbourne Marathon, so I wanted to talk about tapering.

  • Tapering is a method used in the lead up to an event to reduce the overall training volume to allow for improvement in performance 🙌without losing the training adaptations that have been gained.
  • Fatigue drops quickly to expose the fitness gains made in the previous weeks of training.💪💪💪

Runners use tapering to restore their physical and psychology fatigue and gain the benefits of a taper which can positively improve metabolic, muscular, hormonal and flexibility changes.

There are multiple types of tapering that can be used.

🏆A gradual reduction in volume of training is considered more optimal.  An example is 3 weeks out from Melbourne, running 50km/week, then reducing the total volume the following week to 40km/week, then the following week 30km/week.

Most tapering prior to an event is recommended to occur between 4 and 28 days.

🏆Research indicates that a 1️⃣2️⃣ day taper is the best length of time for runners.🏆

Happy running!

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