I Don't Know How To Taper!

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It's true, I don't know how to taper.  Fellow triathletes, in particular, ones who have done an Olympic distance tri.  How/when do I taper?  My race is next Sunday.  Here is my tentative training plan for the week:

Tomorrow:

Tomato 5K

1600m open water swim

Sunday:

30 mile ride

4 mile run

Monday:

rest

Tuesday:

Hell Class

short ride

Wednesday:

East Nasty run

Thursday:

Hell Class - ?

Pool swim - ?

Friday:

3 mile run - ?

Saturday

rest

Sunday:

race day

Questions:

  1. If this race is on Sunday, what day do I quit working out?  Thursday?  Friday?
  2. Do I need a short ride next week?
  3. Do I need a pool swim next week?
  4. I should skip Hell Class on Thursday, right?

Author's note:  to everyone who read this thinking it would be funny and/or interesting, I apologize.  And yes, that's a picture of a tapeworm.  Because that's how my brain works.  You're welcome.

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