Tapering is hard to do

When athletes "taper" for a big race, it means they reduce training volume & intensity so that they will be rested, uninjured and ready for triathlon success.
When athletes "taper" for a big race, it means they reduce training volume & intensity so as to be rested, uninjured and ready for triathlon success.

Reston Triathlon Trial Lawyer Doug Landau is often asked, “How are you able to train consistently and push yourself so hard so as to compete in State, Regional and National competitions ?”

The harder task for the sports injury and disability lawyer is “tapering” before a major biking, running and/or swimming race. “Tapering” means reducing the volume and intensity of training in order to be well rested, fueled and uninjured in order to achieve peak performance. Often, instead of a workout during this period, Landau will try to nap, stretch, relax, hydrate and get extra sleep at night. In truth, the staff at ABRAMS LANDAU, Ltd. will tell you that the boss finds it very hard to do very little in the days leading up to a big race. But the goal is not to be “overtrained” or fatigued come race day. Landau hopes to be at the starting line so well rested and ready to go, that he is literally, “jumping out of his speedo !”

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