Taper question

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by SolarEnergy, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. SolarEnergy

    SolarEnergy New Member

    Aug 15, 2005
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    I'd just like to have your opinion guys.

    A climber taking part in a race next in two weeks. That's 70-80 min at > 100% FT :D (hopefully).

    Training regiment have included roughly 30min of L5 per week (one dedicated workout), plus that included in the other rides. A weekly volume spent in L5 was even higher in the 3 weeks preceding the taper.

    Taper is 2week long.

    I thought of including 1 L5 workout, roughly 20min (4x5) or maybe just 15min, early in the first week. But I thought of cutting this workout in the second taper week.

    My thinking is that the fatigue effect of a L5 training in the last week is useless given the nature of the event, and that with the freshness effect, VO2Max power will probably be higher anyway, even without nailing it 5 days before the race.