Monday, February 1, 2016

Harold Wilson

Ironman Coeur d'Alene

Drawing on Endurance Corner's collective years of experience and access to an extended network of some of the most knowledgeable racers, we wanted to provide our best recommendations for approaching some of the biggest races around the world.

Juggling Family and Triathlon

I took a course in Motor Learning as part of my undergrad. On the first day of class, the professor gave us a proposal. We could skip the first test if we were able to juggle two tennis balls with one hand for 20 consecutive catches. I sat in the back of the class with a sly smile. I knew how to juggle. Out of 60-something students only about five of us attempted this feat. I was the only person who skipped the first test.

If you are married with kids and racing long distance triathlon, you need to learn how to juggle at least two objects with one hand.

Three Common Rookie Race Week Mistakes

Six months ago you thought this week would never come. You set out a strategy and you executed the journey. Now your emotions are being flooded with anxiety, nervousness, confidence, and intrigue. It’s race week, and it’s time to showcase the previous months of discipline and determination.

Your preparation during the week of a race can vary greatly. Determining factors are distance of your race, importance of the race within your season, race environment, and where you are in your personal development or ability. For the purpose of this article I want to reach out to those early in their development of racing ironman-distance triathlon, and who are in the week of their “A” race for the year.