When you are nearing your race you will be able to start to plan your goals. One idea is to target three time based goals:
- A stretch goal, you would be absolutely delighted to achieve this goal. You recognise that all the conditions on race day would be 100% to reach this.
- Goal that you would be happy with and deem the race as a success, you bring away some key learnings to help you for your next race.
- You survived! Made it to the finish line and learnt some lessons along the way, this is normally a "greater than" time.
Try and get something positive from your races, no matter what. They don't always go perfectly, that's just part of the sport. Ultimately we do it to make ourselves happy, not as a job, so don't pile too much pressure on yourself.
Targeting separate goals that are relevant to you and your progress can also be useful, for example:
- Nail your nutrition
- Fast through transition
- Negative splits
- Raise 'X' amount for charity
To help you with pacing and planning read the article relevant for your race:
To help evaluate your Race Goals, it's important to do post-race analysis. Check out our Help articles by sport:
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