Racing Wisely: A Practical and Philosophical Guide to Performing at Your Personal Best (Unabridged)
by Sage Rountree
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Race wisely to achieve your personal best. You've trained for your peak race for months. When the big day comes, how will you perform? All the training in the world is useless if you can't execute your race plan and cope with unforeseen events, and subpar training can be overcome if you approach race day with the right attitude. Whether you are new to racing or have been frustrated by underperformance or setbacks, Racing Wisely gives you tools - from the practical to the philosophical - to perform to the best of your ability. You'll learn how to: Choose the right race for your personal strengths.Test yourself in training to identify the right race pace and effort.Write a race plan that helps you feel calm, prepared, and in control.Manage your energy in the week, days, and hours before the race.Warm up properly to race at your best.Pace correctly for races of every distance.Race for a personal-best time, or race competitively for place.Recover physically and mentally to set up your next personal best. Coach Sage Rountree provides concrete tips and pacing tools for athletes racing endurance events including open-water races, bike races, track, road, and trail running, multisport races, and adventure races. Learn to plan and execute perfect pacing as you race to your personal best, and gain tools to make the best of whatever situation emerges on race day. Learn to race wisely: to use your experience to grow stronger, to move faster, and to come through when it really counts.