As the winter off-season training season begins, have you taken some time to think about the single best race experience you had during 2019? I did not say the best race performance, but race experience (they may be synonymous). Also, what excites you for 2020? Is there one race that you can’t wait to do? This will be covered in the Part II post.
The great business philosopher, Jim Rohn said it best, “Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living. Profits make you a fortune.”
Similar to any race with a time cutoff, it’s helpful to craft a plan by breaking it down to the specific time targets and distances needed per day to make the cutoff. It’s a common sense, right?
One of the unique aspects of self-supported races is determining wile you are on the move, where you might take a rest. There are plenty of options with or without a roof and in many cases free.
One of the frequent questions we receive about Trans Am Tri is “How much should I plan on budgeting for the event”? No matter what budget you prepare, keep in mind that you should prepare for some initial expenses that are not included in the budget below – electronics, lights, reflective decals, new clothing, sleeping kit, etc. if you have not done events that have a self-supported component. The budget guidelines can also be used for sponsors, so they know the exact costs of your adventure.
This was a birthday challenge that I did this year and it was challenging and fun. It might be an intriguing challenge to consider or do 1 x per month. This could be something you test out on your birthday or any other day based upon your age.
How do you get ready for the extreme dry heat of the desert or intense humidity in a multiple day ultra endurance race? This type of training is extreme and make sure you start short, maybe 5 minutes! Please implement a process of gradual progression all of these techniques.
It’s the question, we all think we can pinpoint in a second, my best customer is?
When our friend Nathan Jones (Race Director of the Trans Am Bike Race) sent out an email early this year about a new route including gravel across the US, my mind immediately went to planning stage. The attractions were it was a new route, riding across the US meeting amazing Americans in small town USA and specifically joining along for the inaugural race.
We are happy to announce some of the exciting news of events that are in the works for the ultra endurance world.