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IRONMAN CHATTANOOGA 2019 Race Recap

IRONMAN CHATTANOOGA 2019 Race Recap

Man what a trip... I mean it took this long to put my thoughts down about the time out in Chattanooga and the race. This was a combo trip of "work" and "play".  Work being at the IRONMAN Become One tent helping first timers navigate any issues they might be having and...

IRONMAN TULSA 2020 BIKE COURSE

IRONMAN TULSA 2020 BIKE COURSE

It's been a minute, but they released the IRONMAN Tulsa 2020 bike course a few weeks ago. Let's discuss! What's my thoughts? 5100 feet of gain over 112 miles, this ain't no picnic ride through the countryside... There's 3 significant climbs, some tough spots and you...

Lake Olathe Triathlon 2019 Course Overview

Lake Olathe Triathlon 2019 Course Overview

Transition will be set up in the park area with the swim and run all contained in the park. The bike takes you out to Dennis and a pretty straight forward rectangle around the park.  The main focus should be when coming back on 135th, you'll have some pretty steep...

IRONMAN TULSA 2020 SWIM COURSE IS UP!

IRONMAN TULSA 2020 SWIM COURSE IS UP!

They've done it! They went and release the IRONMAN Tulsa 2020 swim course! "The swim will take place in beautiful Keystone Lake located at Keystone Harbor in Mannford, Oklahoma. This race will begin with a rolling start format. Water temperatures this time of year are...

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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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