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    Trying to taper for uphill TT Saturday

    I was thinking rest day tomorrow (Monday, hard race today, Sunday, need to recover). One more hard hill workout Tuesday (35 miles, 4 1.5+ mile hill repeats). Longer tempo rides (50 miles or so) Wed. and Thurs., another rest day Friday.

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    If you knew how to use a computer things would be easier.

    Get cycling peaks.. It' a decent impulse response model... I guess...

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    Classic taper = same intensity, lower volume. I say take your recovery day and hit the hills hard Tuesday, as you normally would. After that, do everything you would normally do, but only 1/2 to 1/3 as much. So, two hill repeats instead of five or six, three 1m intervals instead of six, 25 miles of tempo instead of 50, two sprints instead of six, etc.

    Enthalpic is right though, the Performace Manager in CyclingPeaks will tell you how to taper. You could take your best shot at it this week, then you'd have data to look at for your next taper.

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    I'll get Cycling Peaks as soon as they release the Mac version. I have a Ptap, I'm downloading data, I'm posting those files here. You should be astonished you got me that far.

    Don't push Pcad boys. He's close to the edge as it is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    I was thinking rest day tomorrow (Monday, hard race today, Sunday, need to recover). One more hard hill workout Tuesday (35 miles, 4 1.5+ mile hill repeats). Longer tempo rides (50 miles or so) Wed. and Thurs., another rest day Friday.
    25 miles wed, 25 thursday
    I feel like a soiled kleenex dropped in the gutter in the red-light district of Paris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonian View Post
    25 miles wed, 25 thursday
    Sold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonian View Post
    25 miles wed, 25 thursday
    Concur; but don't let the intensity drop. Slightly higher if possible. I'd probably shoot for an overall time of 45-60 minutes on those days.

    -bullseye

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    I always do better with a rest day TWO days before the race, and a moderate to high intensity, low volume workout the day before the race.

    Your mileage may vary.
    Reacting is mind candy; it requires no thought. Thinking is tedious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    Classic taper = same intensity, lower volume. I say take your recovery day and hit the hills hard Tuesday, as you normally would. After that, do everything you would normally do, but only 1/2 to 1/3 as much. So, two hill repeats instead of five or six, three 1m intervals instead of six, 25 miles of tempo instead of 50, two sprints instead of six, etc.
    In addition, eat less or you will gain weight and feel sluggish on race day.

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    Don't be pissing me off or I'll ride 400 miles this week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Don't be pissing me off or I'll ride 400 miles this week.
    You look like a nancy-boy in your skinsuit.
    Reacting is mind candy; it requires no thought. Thinking is tedious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
    You look like a nancy-boy in your skinsuit.
    We all look like nancy boys in our skinsuits you idiot.

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    I look like Superman. I have the cape and everything. I even wear red underwear on the outside. Who said you shouldn't wear underwear while cycling?
    Reacting is mind candy; it requires no thought. Thinking is tedious.

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