Hard race data like power is important but can only take you so far in understanding why you did, or did not perform to your expectations in a race. Using a race reports as a tool to gather and record vital subjective information will help shape your training, race preparation, and ultimately your performance.
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This episode gives you the tools to write an effective race report, ideas on how to use the information gathered, where to store the data, and when to do one. From helping you up your mental game, and learning what makes you perform at your best, to what you why you should do it with a coach and how doing it in person gives it more meaning. A brief taste of that info is below.
Here’s What You’ll Discover:
- Why it’s so important to write a race report for every race.
- What rate limiting factor race reports will help you get over.
- How to use the race report to ride better at future races!
Event: Tour of Flanders Cyclo Sportif
Distance: 135 kms
On a scale of 1 to 10, (1 = poor, 10 = exceptional), how would you rate this performance? Why?
How were stress levels in your life in the days before the race?
How were your sleeping patterns in the days before the race?
How were your eating habits on the day of the race?
What was your warmup routine for the race? Was it effective? If not, what would have been more effective?
What were you thinking about on the start line? Did this help or hurt your performance?
On a scale of 1 to 10, (1 = poor, 10 = exceptional), what was your motivation level for this race? Why?
What was your hydration plan for the race? How well did you execute the plan? Could the plan be improved? How?
What was your pacing strategy for the race? How well did you execute the strategy?
What decisions did you make before or during the race that helped your performance?
What decisions did you make before or during the race that did not help your performance?
Anything else about the race, positive or negative, you feel is important?
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