Whenever the phrase “Training by Feel” is mentioned, a common concept that comes to mind is Relative Perceived Exertion or RPE. In essence, this is a means of quantifying the effort an individual puts out.
With less than 7 weeks left before Cobra Ironman 70.3 Cebu, the most important thing on the agenda right now is to practice your specific race pace. Race pace effort should not be confused with a hard time trial effort as the name might suggest; rather, this is the highest intensity that you can sustain for the 1.9km swim, 90km bike, and 21km run.
One of the most challenging Olympic Distance races is upon us again. The Regent 5150 continues the Century Tuna 5150 legacy by giving us a unique and challenging course that few other events can match. Whether this is your A race or even if this is a tune up race for Ironman 70.3 Cebu, know what it takes to tackle the race course with this primer.
The importance of Knowing Your Numbers…
For the past few years, I have been both a student and an advocate of lactate threshold training. The numerous benefits it presents has helped me perform at a very high level for consecutive seasons. Such a concept has helped me improve vastly and consistently throughout my career. Despite being very busy the past few months because of coaching duties, I’ve shown no signs of slowing down
Throughout my career as an age group triathlete, I have always tried to approach training and racing in the most scientific way possible. Having no background at all in any sport prior to running and triathlon (2009 and 2010 respectively), I am the epitome of a late bloomer. My passion to improve motivated me to learn about the sport as much as I could. Knowing I lack the athleticism and physical prowess my competition had, I knew I had to be more intelligent with my training regimen. By approaching the sport in a more cerebral manner, I improved exponentially.