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.
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.
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.
We are happy to announce some of the exciting news of events that are in the works for the ultra endurance world.
As we approach the year-end ultra triathlon-racing season with DECAMANUSA (along with all the other major ultra endurance events), one thing we can guarantee that will happen, is DRAMA. Each athlete deals with adversity and corresponding DRAMA differently, but make sure your event does not end like a Greek tragedy.
To all our quintuple athletes for DECAMAN USA, here are some race tips and ideas!
It’s been two weeks since the finish of one of the hardest endurance events in my career – The Tour Divide and its finally starting to sink in. I have reflected of the month long journey and the following highlights might offer some insights to the event if you are considering it in the future. As many of you know, I don’t write detailed race reports, but shorter summaries of the learning lessons so you can use some ideas and of course not make the same mistakes as me! I will never forget this brutal event as it was my 3rd 30-day endurance race (Triple DECA Ironman, Trans Am and Tour Divide) and it offered plenty of surprises and challenges along the way.
Like any event, the overall DECA race costs should be evaluated and consolidated into a budget. Many times, the race excitement overtakes the financial reality and rough estimates of the cost to participate in a long event like the DECA. Over the years, coaching and advising athletes with respect to the DECA, one of the major missteps is that athletes don’t fully understand what everything will cost with the DECA. The DECA is significantly less expensive compared to races like Ultraman, Race Across America, climbing Mt. Everest, swimming the English Channel and other multi-day events.