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  1. Hey guys, I'm interested in your thoughts re: swim tapering for Ironman. As a bit of background, I've been averaging 16-18km per week in the last 8 weeks or so, mostly over 4 sessions per week. This week I have done one 90mins / 5km session on Monday and am starting to taper it down so at the moment here's the plan: Wed (today): ~70min / 4km pool (threshold + strength mix) Fri: ~60min / 4km open water Sun: ~45-60min / 3-4km open water I'm not sure about what to do next week (race week). I've been enjoying getting in the water every second day so am keen to do the same but unsure of how long these sessions should be / how far to go to make sure I am fully rested for the weekend but still with a good "feel" for the water. Here's what I am thinking: Mon: ~45min / 3km longer sets (i.e. 3 x 1km) Tue: ~30-45min easy set with some short efforts (i.e. 25 and 50 sprints) Wed: ~30min easy Thu: travel Fri: ~30min on swim course Is this reasonable, too much, too little? Keen to hear what you have planned from now till race day, or what you've done in the past that has worked well for you. Cheers, Rog
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