During tapers, I focus on drinking plenty of water and getting adequate sleep by setting a bedtime for myself. Transcript: "During tapers. Something that I'm always making sure I'm doing is drinking a ton of water. I'm pretty bad about drinking water, but normally for me, like, carrying around like one of those big water bottles and making sure I'm finishing it, like one of those gallon ones that really helps me. So, I'll do that on paper. And then I always, once I get on the taper like set up bedtime for myself, making sure I'm not going to bed any later than that. So It's typically like 9:30 and just trying to keep myself on ice and sticking to that. So, sleep and water. The two things I really hone in on"
During tapers, I focus on drinking plenty of water and getting adequate sleep by setting a bedtime for myself.
During taper, you should be getting a lot of rest, rolling, stretching, cupping, and massaging. You should also be visualizing your perfect performance and fueling yourself well. Additionally, surround yourself with positive people, communicate with your coach, and make sure you have a plan for race day.
Be confident, trust the process, eat well, go to bed early and wake up early, and have fun at the competition.
During tapering, it is important to follow a routine, listen to your body and focus on keeping your mind in the present moment. Avoid allowing your thoughts to go into the future as this can create a false scenario built off of your past history. Respect the work you have done and know that you are worth whatever result you are chasing.
During the taper phase, make sure to stay hydrated, get plenty of rest, and pay attention to your nutrition. Reduce your calorie intake due to the decreased amount of training. Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night to ensure peak performance.
During taper, it is important to get more sleep, avoid foods that cause inflammation, and do breath control exercises once a day.