Rumor Has It

Word on the street (and my iphone and 8 or so office calendars) says that it is… (Insert drum roll here)… FEBRUARY! Race month is finally here. We are just 22 days away from Race Day. Hopefully that is as exciting for you as it is for our Race Crew. Each day, we can see more and more of our work come together and can’t wait to see all of our hard work pay off. But if the “three weeks” jumped out to you as your mouth dropped in realization and terror because you had no idea the race was so close… don’t worry. There’s nothing to be scared of. In fact, if you’ve kept up your training regimen so far, right now might be the perfect time for you to start tapering off in the intensity of your training and workout routines. 

The type of event you are training for and your personal fitness are naturally going to be big factors that affect where you should be at in your training schedule. At this point, your training shouldn’t be about conquering all obstacles and setting new PR’s. Instead you should be focusing on maintenance and injury prevention. You’ve made it this far… you are so close. You can do this!

Check out these articles for some interesting information about how you should consider training for the last few weeks before an event:
http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/fitness/exercises/race-day-is-approaching-how-should-you-be-preparing.html

http://healthland.time.com/2012/10/05/final-countdown-5-training-tips-for-the-final-weeks-before-a-big-race/

Tapering off Training–5K, 10K, and more:
http://www.therunningadvisor.com/tapering.html

Tapering for a Triathlon (adapt as relevant for a Reverse Triathlon):
http://www.ehow.com/how_4479849_taper-before-triathlon.html
http://www.acefitness.org/acefit/expert-insight-article/3/797/how-can-i-train-for-a-sprint-triathlon/ 

Beginning Runner and their first 5K:
http://www.active.com/running/Articles/What-to-Do-Before-Your-5K

Happy February everyone… keep up the great work. All of your hard work is about to pay off! Be sure to check back here leading up to the race for updates and details about event parking, packet pickup, and more!

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