Be alert – safety once again takes top priority. Wear bright colours so cars can see you, avoid sudden jerky movements, and always obey traffic laws – they are there to protect you and everyone else.

If you can, get on to rural roads (or ride in the city at non-peak traffic times). You will be able to reach and sustain a higher heart rate than if you’re constantly battling traffic lights, etc.

RACE PREP:

The week before the race should be spent mixing light, quick workouts with recovery.

The idea here is for you to peak at the race.

You don’t want to do too much and be tired at the starting line, but at the same time you want to feel strong and ready, both physically and spiritually.

POST-RACE RECOVERY:

Congratulations you are now officially a triathlete!

DON’T STOP!

Despite your hard-earned break, the best thing you can do to aid your recovery is to schedule in some lighter, quick workouts.

This is another mental battle, but I promise the net gains are worth it to bounce back and hopefully set you up for whatever you have planned next!

TIPS:

As this sport has blossomed so has the amount of information overload.

There are lots of opinions out there. Just know that what works for some does not always work for everyone.

But that’s what practice is for – be patient and know that small changes can take a LONG time to become habit.

By TRI-TRAIN Coach, Jason Hervey
(coachjas@tritrain.ca@tritraincanada)

 

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