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How to maximise your Winter Base Training for the coming season! We go through how to structure, develop and get the most out of your training!
The key to a good taper is understanding the interplay between your body's cyclical habits, the timings and locations concerning the pre-race schedule, and overall logistics. A typical taper assumes you are aiming on peaking for that one event; the method for tapering for consecutive events (on consecutive weekends) is slightly different and can be adapted to provided the requisite amount of training and conditioning has been put away.
The key aim of base training is to build a good endurance base and build strength so that later in the season you have a solid base on which to fine tune your racing speed. Imagine you have two engines, one engine is for speed and the other engine is for endurance. It’s great to have speed on your bike but do you have the endurance to maintain that speed through a race or sportive? You need both engines to be both strong and efficient.