Here are Glen's top tips to make sure you plan your season easily and effectively:

 

  • Generally, you will start with the shorter distance events first before progressing to the longer ones. This ensures you don’t’ over do the training especially if you have had a few months off. Too far too hard too soon = injuries for sure
  • Set some goals in the pre-season – the long term goal will be a race that is say 4 to 6 months away
  • Short Term Race goals are smaller races you will use as stepping stones leading into the longer term goal – A Race is the best goal! Why? There is no better preparation than racing yourself into shape
  • Choose the races that perhaps best suit you (horses for courses as they say) in terms of climate, geography and which phases are notoriously easy or tough for a certain race. If you're a great swimmer but not so good on the bike, look for a race with a tough swim but an easier bike. Some races are flatter than others so don’t bite off more than you can chew, especially early on in the season
  • Always have a Plan B in place – if the longer term Plan A does not go quite right, you don’t want to waste all that gruelling training – a “spare” race back-up plan is the way to go