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At a competition it’s always busy and so it’s easy to forget something. To avoid this, we’ve assembled a checklist for you:


At a competition it’s always busy and so it’s easy to forget something. To avoid this, we’ve assembled a checklist for you: (more…)

Two weeks before your race are very important. These PEAK-weeks (if they appear in your training schedule) shall bring your body to your personal peak of your effectiveness (PEAKING). Please stick to your training schedule and don’t overstrain you.

You will be confronted with reduced extents in your last week to recover before your race.

Use races of no importance to prepare for your 2-3 important races.

What to do on race day?

  • Use our checklist for your race (triathlon / marathon)
  • Don’t eat anything you’re not used to
  • Organisation is the half race
  • Drink and eat at a regular base (2-3 bars / hour)
  • Don’t start above your speed
  • Race your competition constantly

Before a race most of the athletes are nervous, because you have trained for this final. Unfortunately many athletes make mistakes in the beginning, maybe you can avoid them with this list.

  1. If you trained correctly, you don’t have to add workouts in the last week before your race. Workouts need 7-21 days to trigger reactions in your body and you want to keep your peak for your main competition.
  2. On the last day before the competition you should do a short, but fast unit. Signal your body  to be ready.
  3. Do I have to eat a lot more carbs in the week before the race or should I do carbo-loading? The topics around nutrition is very controversial. In general it’s the best that you form your own opinion and you read about theories about nutrition. In my opinion increased carbs 1-2 days before the race is enough.
  4. No checklist for your competition? It hurts if you have forgot something at your races. Create your own checklist and go through before any race. Many races are on Sundays so don’t forget that most shops are closed on Saturday.
  5. Missing support team. Races – especially triathlons – need a lot of organisation – a helping hand can be a big advantage.
  6. Enough sleep in advance – don’t stay up too long – arrive on day before the race at the racing location!
  7. Don’t eat something unknown on racing day. At your hotel or pension, there are delicious new things to try but maybe your stomach does not like them. So be careful!
  8. Check our equipment (especially your bike)

Why should I do races? I simply want to train. No Problem!

The TriCoreTraining system also works without defined competitions, but it’s more exciting with goals – believe me :-).

My hint: you should do races if you want to train systematicly. One or more main races are the goal of your training season and your training schedule will bring you there. The TriCoreTraining system allows you to define 2-3 main competitions per season and as many unimportant races as you want (they can help you in checking your form). Finish your last boot camp 1,5 months before a main race.

Two weeks before a main race the training load will be reduced to give your body the chance to recover before you go to the race (known as tapering) . So you can climb to your peak of your performance (known as peaking). Heavy training workouts before your races, because you have the feeling of not having trained enough, are not beneficary.

Races within a short time period can be done in the same peak. If you have more main competitions which are spread over your season, then you have to climb more peaks.

After a race you get a recovery time. Track your competitions in your logbook.

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