Conventional wisdom states that athletes should do 2- to 3-week tapers with ~50% volume reductions and maintenance of intensity. But many of the world’s best athletes describe taking 7- to 10-day tapers, with long runs and relatively high aerobic volumes, closer to race day. Is there a lesson for how everyone should structure their taper period?
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