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How are you handling your long runs?

How are you handling your long runs?

Back 2 years ago, I was having issues making the long runs work, and feeling like they were helping my training instead of hurting it, or at minimum not helping much. Then, I listened to this podcast and it changed a lot of things for me and the athletes I coach. Make...

POOLS ARE CLOSED, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO!?

POOLS ARE CLOSED, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO!?

What the state of affairs around the world here on March 19, 2020, everyone has been shaken up and schedule, routines and daily life has been flipped on it's head.  I know for me personally, all pools and gyms around me are closed, as they should be, and I am home...

BARE PERFORMANCE NUTRITION WHEY PROTEIN REVIEW

BARE PERFORMANCE NUTRITION WHEY PROTEIN REVIEW

Check out the latest product review for Bare Performance Nutrition whey protein.  We have been using different flavors in our house for a few weeks and the true test of a product that you pay for, not given to us for the review, is would you buy it again!?  Watch and...

Set up your Garmin for triathlon training

Set up your Garmin for triathlon training

This post will serve as some basics to get you up and running with your new Garmin fitness watch. Most of this will be based on the Fenix 5X Plus, however the Fenix series and multisport series watches are very similar. At the end of the day if you have any questions...

PROTEIN PANCAKES

PROTEIN PANCAKES

1/2 scoop protein powder - we use vegan, but vanilla, whey, etc would work as well.  Depends on taste, 1/4 cup pumpkin puree 1 teaspoon coconut oil 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 large egg white 1/4 cup oat flour...

CBD Usage in IRONMAN

CBD Usage in IRONMAN

Wow... USAT partners with CBD company.... Kansas City Marathon partners with CBD company as well... never thought I'd see the day when major endurance event brands are going into the nebulous supplement markets.  I mean, I get the monetary implications of these brands...

GYST TRIATHLON BACKPACK KICKSTARTER

GYST TRIATHLON BACKPACK KICKSTARTER

It's the off season... what's that mean?  Time to replace your haggard gear. I try to avoid pimping too much gear and deals on the posts,  but I have been a fan of GYST for a while now (and they are a Set The Pace partner) and they have a new backpack aimed at...

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TIP OF THE WEEK // Set Race Goals

Maybe 2021 will be your first attempt at a 70.3 triathlon, maybe a full IRONMAN... or maybe your very first triathlon ever. Did you already sign up? Looking at what race you want to do? Well, that's a good first step, but here's where the secret sauce is... develop goals for your race.

Without goals, you are somewhat rudderless in your endeavor as you plod along trying to figure it all out, or even if you have done 7 IM's and 15 half IM's. If you are just signing up with no purpose, it's going to be an odd and perhaps somewhat motiveless training cycle.

1. Pick a reason. Just to finish? Meet the cutoffs? Personal best?

2. Does the race you have signed up or been looking at support that goal? If you pick a tough course, you may find that PR hard to get.

3. If you are going for your first IM and wanting to just finish, some courses will be better than others.

4. Perhaps you want a challenge? Time for 70.3 St George, full IM in Lake Placid?

5. Maybe you want scenery for your adventure? Some venues offer a little more than others.

6. Want your clan in on the adventure to share in the accomplishment? You need to look at races from a spectator perspective to support them seeing you as much as possible.

7. Weak swimmer and want to meet the cutoff? Maybe a down river swim will dictate your race.

8. When you have a goal set, make sure you have a backup plan. Anything can happen on race day, so you need to know what you can live with and make sure you are ready to accept what the day hands you.

9. If you plan to just finish and make the cutoffs, you had better add some fluff in there for random acts of whatever that can derail you out there. 140.6 and 70.3 miles is a lot of mileage to cover without an issue.

10. Make sure that even with this goal, you keep perspective in case you don't achieve it. Don't let this break you if you don't get it done, live to race another day!
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