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A TOTAL ENDURANCE FUEL- All you need, all day. Really!!

Tailwind Tips Of the Trail
  • Smile- Especially when things get tough. It helps remind us why we're here and what we love about what we're doing, it relaxes us and only when we're relaxed, can we mainatin our correct form and enjoyment without burning unnecessary energy.

  • No Pressure- Enjoy what you do, even if your goal is the top podium spot, with too much pressure on yourself you're likely to go out too hard, blow-up, tense and waste energy.

  • Effort- Asses the effort required to get over the next obstacle/hill, if it will take max effort for more than 3-4 minutes, it will take you at least 10 minutes to recover, so perhaps slow or reduce your entensity. It is this constant adjustment of pace/intensity that will see you through your event in the best possible time.

  • Speed- In endurance sports, It is more often than not, NOT the fastest person that wins, but the person that slows down the least. So if you find yourself at the start thinking that it would be incredible to be able to finish your event with your current pace, then youre probably going too fast.

  • 6 P's- Prior Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance: At least 25% of your training should be devoted to the thought process and race plan of your event. Visualise it, feel it, plan it, think of adjustments, think of the "what ifs", plan for contingencies, adverse weather, flat tires, broken shoes, support crew not showing etc. This way when and if it happens, you will be in the right frame of mind and still be able to concentrate on your event with total confidence.

  • Ego- You will need your ego to get through the last half of your event, but don't bring it out until then, leave it stowed at the bottom of your mind. If you start with an ego, you're guarranteed to crash and burn.

  • Splits- Every so often leave the watch at home, dont worry about splits, time, pace or even you heart rate, just go out and enjoy a run/ride/swim or paddle. reconnect with how your body feels and enjoy it.

  • Listen- Listen to your body and feel what it is requiring and wanting from you. Stay tuned to yourself, it is the best guage you have and will always prevent you from over training.

  • Train don't Strain

  • Notify- Always notify someone of your intentions and estimated course and return time.
     

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