Did you feel sluggish in your most recent 140.6-distance race, or did you hit the taper right on the mark? If you fell flatmuscles felt heavy, breathing was a bit labored, and you didn't meet your expectationsthen you most likely over-looked several components of a proper taper.
So starts Dave Scott's article +Countdown to an Ironman: Dave Scott's 21-day Tapering Plan+. With the 2008 Ironman World Championships only nine days away, those athletes competing on the Big Island have already started their taper. But for those of you with full-distance races in the near future
IM Florida, IM Arizona, Silvermannow is the time to begin thinking about how you'll prepare yourself for race day.
Additionally, here are a few more Dave Scott articles to help you on your quest for peak triathlon performance: