Racing is a very tenacious branch. It’s as much psychological as it is physical. The demands are arduous because it requires constant testing, usually against other athletes as well as against your own goals and that great truth-teller – the clock. It requires constant recuperation and resting, too. I’ve been asked more times than I can remember which I prefer – training or racing. I always answer that training is like eating cake, but the racing is adding the ice cream; I love the two together. Racing is my favorite branch because it challenges so much more than just my body. It requires toeing up to the line and testing yourself against yourself. That is who the race in life is really with. But, it also requires the ability to cut back after the race, to recover, to regain speed and power and strength and endurance to race again.
Frequency: If racing: 4 workouts. If not racing that week: 6-7 workouts
Time: 30-120+ minutes
Period: up to 12 weeks
Heart Zones: All
Benefits: To successfully race throughout a season without injury or staleness
More to come ..
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