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Train Like A Pro

  • By Lance Watson
  • Published Feb 6, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:37 PM UTC
Photo: Challenge Wanaka/Getty Images

Weeks 9–10

(1–2 weeks before Ironman)
Emphasis: Taper and RACE!
The work is done, and the last two weeks are about absorbing your training and sharpening for race day. It is important to stay mentally engaged and focused in your taper sessions.

Training focus:
• Allot the final two weeks before the race to rest (tapering). Start with 3–5 days of rest and light activity.
• The next 4–6 days are for “activation” (shorter training sessions at race-specific speed).
• The final 3–5 days are for more rest and light activity prior to race day.

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