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TSB Maximizing, for IMAZ on 11/21/2010

TSB Maximizing, for IMAZ on 11/21/2010

Postby actuary530 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:40 pm

My TSB for IMAZ is 11 on 11/21/2010. Based on my understanding I want this as high as possible. It's projected not be maximized at 16 until after the race. I'm sorry if this is basic question, but what do I need to do to get this to go up higher by 11/21? Thank you.
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Postby actuary530 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:47 pm

BTW, my guess at this point is just try to avoid exercise that introduces a lot of fatique. Like a really long run or really long bike, and focus on short more intensive workouts so my fitness will be maintained.

Thanks in advance.
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Postby ViDi0T » Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:13 pm

Your guess is pretty much right IMO. If you are following a plan, stick with the taper and your TSB should rise nicely by the race.

I would not stress too much about any specific number for your TSB, just as long as you see it climbing during your taper. I did a full three week taper for my Half IM and my TSB went from -21 to +31 on race morning. I felt that it showed that I trained hard and tapered well. I cut 12 minutes off my time, so I think it was accurate.

Good luck on your race! IM Canada for me next year! (my first full)
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Postby mechgt » Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:24 pm

The current philosophy I've read is that you're not necessarily looking for the maximum TSB, but you're after a positive number none the less. If you've got history, take a look at some races and look at what the TSB was for those. Was your performance good or bad (relatively speaking of course)? Do you feel that more rest would have helped (higher TSB)? There comes a point where if you stop training all together, your TSB will of course shoot up, but you can also become too far separated from your training on race day.

Take a look at some past events and see if you can find a trend of which events were good, and which weren't as good as you feel was possible at the time.
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Postby actuary530 » Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:32 pm

Sounds like good advice from both of you. Thanks!
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