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Old 03-22-09, 08:29 PM   #1
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peaking for a B race

I also posted this on Training and nutrition.

I am in a bit of a mess with my training plans. I do the friel workouts, 3 weeks building up, then a week of recovery. Today is the finish of my third week, this coming week is a recovery week.

I am trying to get myself ready to taper for a race on April 18. However, if I follow my current routine, I will be at the end of my cycle again, and ready for a recovery week when I want to do that race. At the end of these cycles I am too tired to race well.

I was thinking of taking two weeks of recovery and then doing two weeks of my cycle, which is where I feel best. Will two weeks of recovery hurt my training?

Thoughts and opinions are appreciated.
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Old 03-22-09, 08:44 PM   #2
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do you actually have friels books?

edit- vs searching online about periodization
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For a 'B' race you take about a 3-5 day hiatus of lighter workouts. It kind of depends how important the race is, where you are in your training and what your normal training plan is calling for. It's more of just a taper in overall training, not really a peak in fitness.
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