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Welcome to Week 8

This week we’ll start to achieve our peak performance, with your max loads during many workouts. This is the week that’ll be your game changer. You’ll be dialing in your race-day nutrition, logistics, gear, and fully understand how your body feels when you’re operating at your best.

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Week 8 Key Sessions

Here are your key sessions for the week. Remember, they’re the most important and shouldn’t be skipped. Check out (or set up) the detailed calendar in Today’s Plan (directly access the plan here) or the downloadable training calendar PDF.

  • Long run (100 minutes as a run/walk)
  • Long ride (3 hours at Zone 2 effort)
  • Key swim Wednesday, with longer, hard intervals
  • Race specific 70.3 ride on Wednesday, repeats for a second time
  • Extension of transition run on Saturday at 70.3 goal pace
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Lesson of the Week: Final Race Prep

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Fine-Tune and Test

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This is the week to dial in race-specific items to make sure there are no surprises on race day. You’ll want to fine tune and test:

  • Tri kit
  • Wetsuit
  • Body glide & goggles
  • Any race shoes or helmet
  • Energy gels & race nutrition
  • Sports drink concentration and flavor

It’s also a good week to get a final bike tune-up if needed. You don’t want to wait until the last minute because cables can stretch after a tune-up (which then may require some additional adjustments), or things may simply feel different. You want to have your bike dialed in before it’s too late.

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