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Marathon is an endurance race by foot over 26 miles and 385 yards / 42.195 kilometers.

It’s an Olympic event for men and women, marathons are done all over the world. To perform a marathon an athlete has to do a lot of preparation and training and often goes to her / his physical limitations.

If you want to start your first marathon, use the online training service of TriCoreTraining.

On Aug 27th I finished my 1st Ironman in Podersdorf, Austria.

But first things first …

In 2003 a friend of mine told me about triathlon and he said that he will finish an Ironman before the age of 36. I didn’t dare to bet on this too. But from then on the thought about finishing an Ironman was always on my mind. My poor wife had to bear part of the burden because some holidays were moved or canceled, a lot of weekends spent for workouts and all the time she heard me talking about it.

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Photo by Pietro Rampazzo on Unsplash

I’m back from the Vienna City Marathon. Here are some things to think about when you want to have a great race.

1. Have a plan

Plan your race and make a todo list.

2. Food is energy

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Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash

At a ract it’s always busy and it’s easy to forget something. To avoid this we’ve assembled a checklist for you:

 

 

 

 

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Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash

At a competition it’s always busy and so it’s easy to forget something. To avoid this, we’ve assembled a checklist for you:

 

 

 

 

 

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Photo by Garry Neesam on Unsplash

Two weeks before your race are very important. These PEAK-weeks (if they appear in your training schedule) shall bring your body to your personal peak of your effectiveness (PEAKING). Please stick to your training schedule and don’t overstrain you.

You will be confronted with reduced extents in your last week to recover before your race.

UNIMPORTANT vs IMPORTANT

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Photo by Lance Grandahl on Unsplash

Before a race most of the athletes are nervous because this is what you trained for. Many athletes do not come to their peak performance, because they fall into certain traps.

Avoid the traps before your race

 

 

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Photo by Jenny Hill on Unsplash

If you plan to participate at a triathlon race, then you should get used to trainings in a row. You should get used to it in your training phase and combine different training units.

So you get used to race-like conditions, you train under a race-like load and “last but not least” you practice the cloth-changing (that’s not so easy :-). Don’t forget to take additional nutrition with you.

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Photo by William Stitt on Unsplash

Just go to your logbook and take a look at the report named “Can I finish the competition?”.

This shows you how much you have trained in this season and how much you should have trained.

If you stay in the area of 80% – 110% of your planned training extent, the signal stays Green. This means you can finish the next main competition.

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Photo by Simon Connellan on Unsplash

If you simply want to do your training. No problem!

Our TriCoreTraining system also works without defined races, but it’s more exciting with goals – believe me :-).

My hint

You should do races, if you want to train systematically. One or more main races are the goal of your training season and your training plan will bring you there. The TriCoreTraining system allows you to define 3 main races per season and as many unimportant races as you want (they can help you checking your fitness).

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