4. Incorporate Bricks – This one seems like a no-brainer. Of course, we should get our legs used to the bike-run transition before race day, right? But it is easy to let prioritizing brick workouts fall to the wayside during a hectic month. If you find yourself going a long period of time without a brick workout, schedule them in advance. Set goals for mileage and time. Mapping out when to fit in these vital workouts can help fit them into your schedule.
5. Log and Analyze – Whether it’s a traditional paper and pen method, an app, a website, or a spreadsheet, logging and tracking your workouts is an integral part of gaining speed and learning from your workouts over the year. Through this recording of workouts, you can look at what routes were tough for you, where you gained speed, how you can improve and more. I like the notebook method, but apps like myFitnessPal and websites like dailymile.com and workoutlog.com work also!
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