Race Preparation Strategy
Race and event performance is as much about pre-event preparation as it is anything. In fact, we believe the number one reason athlete’s post results that do not align with their training is because of lack of pre-event preparation.
Getting organized for your event really starts the day before. We worked with coach Scott Shaw (who is VERY organized) to come up with a pre race checklist.
Day Before Race:
Pre race workout with CINCH openers
Post ride nutrition (carbo load)
Double check bike
20 mins in Normatecs
Visualize race day (Black Line Clarity) BLC
Get together race clothing and nutrition
Early to bed (visualize BLC)
Wake up, check weather/wind, visualize race
Eat breakfast (pre race meal) 2-3 hours before start
Put bag, bike, bottles, protein, lunch, clothes, license, etc in car
Arrive at race 1.5 to 2 hours before start time
Register and Pin number
CINCH warmup - Eat and Drink
Final Prep: shed clothes, check food/drink
Final BLC visualization
Recovery meal (30 mins to 2 hours after)
Write down the highs and lows while fresh in head
Turn the page on the race (no matter if it was good or bad)
Begin forward thinking on what is next both in training and life
Give this race organization schedule a try and see how it works for you. While it may seem simple, just having some structure around your race will do wonders (just like it does in your training).