I was doing my periodic check of experienced triathlon coach Joe Friel’s blog today and noticed that his most recent post contained a huge amount of information with regards to tapering and peaking for events. Click on the link below to be taken to his page, then settle back with a cuppa. Read and absorb.
I was asked twice this week how I taper athletes for their A-priority races, once by an athlete and also by a coach. I told them that I would write about it in my blog, but later realized I had already done so several times. So rather than do it all over again I’ll just provide the links to four posts on the topic. I’ll also summarize each so you can pick out the one that best matches your interests, should you want to read about it (click on the title to go to the post).
If you wondered who Joe Friel was then you will find several of his very useful books on training for triathletes in any bookshop. I have provided links below to the books of his that I own and read. but in his own words, from here:
Joe Friel has trained endurance athletes since 1980. His clients are elite amateur and professional road cyclists, mountain bikers, triathletes, and duathletes. They come from all corners of the globe and include American and foreign national champions, world championship competitors, and an Olympian.
He is the author of ten books on training for endurance athletes including the popular and best-selling Training Bible book series. He holds a masters degree in exercise science, is a USA Triathlon and USA Cycling certified Elite-level coach, and is a founder and past Chairman of the USA Triathlon National Coaching Commission.