Achieve your personal best!

Achieve your personal best!

There are several tips on how to pace yourself during a race. Do not over exert yourself on the swim, cause you are not going to win it in the swim… but you will lose it on the swim if you are way back. On the bike, if you have a power meter, follow your power output. If you over exert yourself, you will be depleted when you get to the run. When it comes to long course racing, these are my recommendations on the run:

  1. Hold Back! Running the second half of a race faster than the first is a smart pacing strategy. To pull it off, resist the urge to go guns blazing at the start. Be patient, and run a pace that’s 10 to 20 seconds slower than your goal.
  2. Find your happy place. Use the middle part of the race to find your rhythm and gradually work up to goal pace by the halfway mark. If you slow down at a water stop, gradually return to your race pace.
  3. Unleash the inner beast! Tap into the energy you conserved earlier to unleash the beast for a kick to the finish. You’ll gain confidence gliding past others doing the “survivor’s shuffle.”

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