Thanks for this! I am a bit confused by the whole tapering process. Prior to using a structured workout program like training peaks, I would only do Zone 1 or 2 workouts during the taper and dramatically ramp down volume. Training peaks still has me doing 12:30 hours this week (with some Zone 3 intervals on the bike) and just over 10:00 hours next week. I had always thought that because it takes three weeks for the benefits of a workout to really hit you, the last three weeks were really about stretching, icing, recovering from all the previous months impact, and building up energy stores for the race. Have I been thinking about tapering all wrong? Any insight would be greatly appreciated!