When it comes to setting your racing goals simply remember your ABCs. Before the season starts, identify the main races you want to target and prioritize those races using these ABCs: A-priority races: The one to three most important races of the season. Training will be designed around these races to allow you to peak for them. Ideally, these will occur together in a … [Read more...] about The ABCs of Prioritizing Races and Setting Race Goals
Establishing an ambitious set of goals for the season can sometimes feel like an accomplishment in its own right. But setting your goals is only the first step toward achieving those goals. So what’s next? 1. Make those goals a priority Once you’ve set your goals it’s time to make those goals a priority. That means eradicating those attractive (but inevitably misleading) … [Read more...] about After Setting Your Goals, Now What?
“You have to wonder at times what you're doing out there. Over the years, I've given myself a thousand reasons to keep running, but it always comes back to where it started. It comes down to self-satisfaction and a sense of achievement.” ~ Steve Prefontaine Why race? As American distance runner Steve Prefontaine taught us, the real purpose of racing is to test the limits of … [Read more...] about Racing to Test the Human Heart, Physically and Metaphorically
Over the past two decades, participation in triathlon has grown enormously. Evidence for this growth can be seen in the membership numbers for USA Triathlon (USAT), the sport’s governing body in the United States. In 1993, the organization had just 15,937 members. Fast forward to 2002 and that number skyrocketed to 40,299. By 2012, that number had exploded to 155,198. Increased … [Read more...] about Multisport Means Multiple Ways to Get Your Endorphin Fix
Q. What intensity zones should I expect to be in while racing my triathlon? The intensity at which you are able to race can vary depending upon your experience level. In general, more experienced athletes are able to maintain a higher intensity throughout races. This is not only because they have a stronger aerobic foundation that allows them to engage in higher intensity … [Read more...] about Q & A: Triathlon Race Intensity