Triathlons and Races Near Me
Training for a triathlon is just the first step in your new journey. Finding a race is every bit as important. Use our tool below to help decide which race you will put on your calendar this season!
What To Look For In A Race:
Finding the right is part art and part science. The ideal triathlon or running race will be in a location that is convenient and a timeframe that works. Here are a few quick pointers to consider:
- Find a Convenient Location: While some people like to do what we call a “destination race”, more often it is important to race in a location convenient to you. With the tool above, you can search by city or zip to make sure you will not be driving too far to the race.
- Consider a “Destination”: While convenience is usually key, it is nice to go to a race that features a setting that is an attraction in and of itself. Perhaps you live near a state park or a coastal area that does a race — such destinations can add to the memories.
- Find a Date that Works in Your Calendar: This might go without saying, but a day that works well in your schedule is perhaps the most important factor in choosing a race. Be sure that you won’t be at an all-night party the evening before, or that you don’t need to be packing for a huge trip the morning of the race.
- Find a Date that Aligns with Your Training Plan: People forget about this one. Look for a date that fits well with your training plan. If you want the month before the race to be your “peak”, then think twice about a race that comes right after a month of extra heavy workload at work.
- Give Yourself Enough Time to Train: Let’s say a friend convinces you to do a Triathlon with him/her, but you realize that race is only 45 days away. Don’t do it – you will risk overtraining and injury. We like a minimum of 100 Days for Training (here is a great 100 Day Training Plan Book).
- Think about Race Size. Some races are massive events with thousands of people. For some, it is a perfect fit with the energy and buzz. Other races are more subdued, perhaps 200 people with a common interest. More of a neighborhood feel. Know which one you are getting yourself in to.
TriathaNewbie.com Recommended Resources:
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