Race Prep starts NOW

Jan
5

Posted by Coach John Murray

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I was recently looking through some past newsletter articles when I came upon a piece that addressed the last minute training that some athletes may do before a race because they feel like they are unprepared. It made me think of all the athletes that I am helping to prepare for races in 2016 and the adequate amount of time we have now. Waiting until the "11th hour" never works for endurance events. In some cases the only thing it does is invite injuries.

Now is the time to begin your base training and craft your strategy to have great performances. Whether you choose Team MPI or another coaching company, do so early and have the coach work with you for a plan that fits your ability & schedule. Build a solid base that develops your aerobic system, work on the finer technique aspects and go confidently into your races.

Many triathletes choose to coach themselves early on in their triathlon endeavors, but then as goals get bigger or more defined training regimens require more order and less personal bias. A qualified triathlon coach can help you avoid some of the mistakes that the self-coached athlete often makes.

If you are going for a more concrete goal for your 2016 triathlon season, maybe this is the year you hire a coach. Whether the goal is "I just want to go faster" or "I want to get on the podium", consider talking with a coach to help you achieve that goal.

~ Coach John Murray

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