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transition-guy.gifPicking Your Next Event

By Marty Gaal (usatriathlon.org)

You've finished your big race for the season. You rested, tapered and then went all out. A few days later, you start asking yourself, "What's next?"

If you're like most endurance athletes, it is difficult to stay well-motivated without a training/racing goal on the horizon. You may be able to muddle through a handful of months by mixing up your training and keeping .....

things nteresting, but at some point you'll want to pick a target and start aiming directly at it.

Pick an event that fits your life. If you're chasing a toddler or two around it may not be the best time of life to attempt an ultra-endurance event like an Ironman. If your money situation is tight, picking a less costly event closer to home will cause less financial stress. If you're coming back from a serious running injury, a marathon is a high-risk choice.

Pick something you want to do, not someone else. We can hang off of someone else's goals for a while, but ultimately real motivation and passion will come from preparing for a feat that you want to accomplish. READ MORE

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