I’m trying to put my race schedule and training plans together. This is my first go at using TrainerRoad. (so far it’s awesome). I have a 70.3 (A race) in mid Sept, an Olympic (B race) mid July and I’ll work in some sprints in June for fun and to practice.
I’m working on SSB1 Low Volume right now and will get part way through SSB2 before starting the Half Plan.
My question is around tapering as well as rest weeks. Does the Triathlon plan take into account a taper? Of course it needs to be personalized a bit for how you best taper but would I drop the plans in so it ends the week of my A race or do I leave in a week (or 2) of taper?
For a B race, should I drop a taper week in or would I leave it as is and just cut back on the training a bit the week before if needed? Maybe same for a recovery after? I’m just a little concerned that doing that will cut out some important workouts since I’ll be in the specialty phase at that point.
The alternative would be to skip SSB (or cut it way back) to stick weeks for taper, recovery, rest weeks…
Thanks in advance