Pre-season is the time when athletes focus their energy on training for the coming race season. In this period, athletes must be sure to spend their time wisely. With regard to this, there are some notable tips that they can do to prepare adequately for the upcoming race season.

  1. Prepare/search for adequate bike fit-aerodynamic. The suit should be able to allow a person to maximize the use of his power and potential. Athletes are advised to follow this step as early as possible so that they can start their pre-season training right away.

  2. Grab the best pair of running shoes. When buying a new pair, athletes should make sure that the shoes fit their feet properly and they will be able to train with them for long periods of time without incurring any injuries.

  3. Make an appointment to the doctor. General check-up, including blood work, is important to determine whether athletes are physically fit to train during the pre-season.

  4. Engaging in strength programs is also good way to complement trainings. However, before undergoing any strength program, athletes should ensure that every part of the body can more perfectly. They should also follow diligently the movement-training plan that will be provided to them. Strength programs are a great way to initiate pre-season trainings while aiming to build up strength for swimming, biking and running.

After the preparation, athletes can then proceed with training proper.

  1. During pre-seasons, athletes should focus on improving their endurance for each discipline. They should engage in drills that will further practice them regarding their techniques.

  2. As mentioned, developing strength is an important aspect of pre-season training. Some strength-building trainings include using paddles in pools, biking hills, or adding more resistance to equipment. Other people prefer running hills during long runs.

  3. Always be motivated. Though the weather is cold and most people may want to stay indoors, athletes should ensure that they remain active and within their aerobic zones. If necessary, they change their pace efforts from low-end to high-end aerobic zone. This practice will greatly benefit in stimulating the body.

  4. Athletes should also take into consideration their hydration and nutrition during pre-season training. They should select foods that will enable them to preserve energy during long swims, bikes, and runs. There are also specific food products which can help them recover much of their energy. Thus, pre-season is a perfect time to try various nutritional sources for athletes.