It's March! With the start of tri season just a couple of months away, every workout matters - every rest day matters... what you're eating, how you're sleeping. It all adds up to a great race season - and March is a good time to take stock.
In March it's a great time to size up the race calendar if you haven't already. Which race or two will be your big 'A' races? And what races might you just do to get sharpened up for those most important events? Will you grab a couple of teammates, friends or family members and do a relay? Our family is checking out the new Shasta Sports Triathlonson Memorial Day Weekend for some fun and travel and grudge racing.
If you (and your family, employers, etc.) have made some sacrifices for you future A-race, then In March it's time to stop casually skipping workouts., Most of us deal with busy schedules and we have people that count on us so there are inevitable conflicts that get in the way of training - that's life. But if you can get up a little earlier, or shuffle your schedule and get it in, you'll be proud of the athlete you bring to the starting line and will cross the finish line knowing you brought your best-prepared self on race day.
In March it's time to quit ignoring those nagging injuries and "itis's" you thought would go away over the winter. Hamstring and Achilles Tendonitis? Plantar Fascitis? Get to one of our partners in health care and sort that out! Quick! Coming up next month, we're hosting an event with Road Runner Sports that will bring some great medical minds together that you can pester. Put April 14 on your calendar.
In March you can train into the evening hours outside in daylight if you're so inclined- FINALLY. In March you can log your aerobic gardening and yard cleanup workouts. In March you can go play outside with your kids and grandkids while they get in shape for their soccer games or track meets or bike races.
2016 is warming up and lightening up - it's a great time to be an athlete!