The idea of preparing for an fitness assessment by scaling back how much work we are doing in the days or weeks before is not a new thing. There’s a word for this, taper. Athletes perform the best when they front load the physical work and are able to prepare mentally and recover during the days leading up to an event. Read on about how we are tapering for TreadMighty.
It sounds so nice to think of recovery as a retreat from all you’ve done over the last several days. I used to think that recovery days were days when I could abandon my training routine so that I could just give myself a rest. Now I understand that rest and recovery in terms of training and athletic performance actually means something very different.