Age Group Nationals for USA Triathlon will be held in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, at the end of September. For many athletes, this is the A race of the year—the big one. Whether it’s your big one or just another weekend in your racing calendar, you’ll need to focus on recovering well after the event.
I’ll be giving a presentation for USAT on the morning before the race covering what recovery is, how to measure it, and most importantly, how to enhance it. Elite age groupers are at particular risk of underrecovery, as their busy lives don’t allow much, if any downtime. Join me for the presentation, and you’ll feel fully justified in doing less—less volume, less work—in the service of more—more sleep, more energy, and more impressive race results.