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Trail Running - Race Taper - 3-Week Training Block

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Trail Running - Race Taper - 3-Week Training Block

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.


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Author

Adam Hodges

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Length

3 Weeks

Includes Structured Workouts

Structured Workouts automatically sync with compatible devices and guide you through workouts in real time.


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Plan Description

You’ve done the training — your fitness is “in the bank” — and now it’s time to ensure you arrive at the starting line fresh and sharp. Although there is no one-size-fits-all approach to tapering, the key rules are to decrease your volume while maintaining or increasing intensity.

If you’re racing distances from 10K to 30K, then plan for a one-week to two-week taper before your target race. If you’re racing marathons or ultramarathons, then plan for a two-week to three-week taper before your target race.

This 3-week training block provides a blueprint to help you shape your own race taper. If you’ve gone through the Alp Fitness training block progression, then use the coupon code found in the Endurance Training, Lactate Threshold Training, or VO2max Training plans to add this plan to your calendar at no cost.

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Training Plan Sample Week

Stats

Average Weekly Breakdown

Workouts Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run x5
03:43:00 01:30:00
Day Off x2
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Workouts Per Week Weekly Average Longest Workout
Run
03:43:00 01:30:00
Day Off
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Training Load By Week


This plan works best with the following fitness devices:

  • Heart Rate Monitor

All supported devices

Adam Hodges

Alp Fitness

I offer training plans for those seeking personal growth through self-defined challenges, whether those involve races (e.g., 50K trail runs, winter triathlons) or solo adventures (e.g., fast-packing, mountaineering objectives). Learn more about my training approach at alpfitness.com where you can also find additional videos and articles to help you train smart.


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  • Syncs daily with other popular apps like Garmin and MyFitnessPal.

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