What’s Next?

As race season winds down and reviewing you accomplishments, it is time to set goals and plan for 2013:

  • Write down your goals.
  • Get a 2013 calendar. Start putting races on the calendar. Use Coolrunning.com or race websites for the dates.
  • Prioritize the races from C to A. C races are workouts, A races are the main race. Limit the number of A races for the year.
  • Make sure you have plenty of recovery and preparation between A races in the calendar.
  • Review your 2012 races; look at what you need to work on.
  • Go back to the basics: Use December through February to work on the weak part of sport or your weak sport. Write this in calendar.
  • Now build on your basics with speed and endurance from March to peaking 1-2 weeks before your first A race. Write this in calendar.
  • Maintain your fitness between the A races.

What you have created in your calendar is a modified version of Periodization training.  This will keep you  on course for great 2013 race season.

Published by Pam Houck

Work in the health industry as personal trainer, running and multi-sport coach. As an athlete with celiac disease and asthma, I don't let it limit me to compete in road races and triathlons.

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