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Structure your training for peak race-day fitness (with @SageCanaday)

Structure your training for peak race-day fitness (with @SageCanaday)

Race Your Best With Periodization Many of us race too often to race well. Sage Canaday explains why, and how you can structure your training to maximize your trail and ultra race results Understanding how to periodize your training allows you to be in peak fitness for your goal races, without burning out, as Sage Canaday (right) and his girlfriend and co-coach Sandy Nypaver teach athletes. Photo courtesy of Sage Canaday In college, I ran cross-country and track for a coach who had us race as infrequently as possible. “You can’t have it all, all the time,” he would tell us, and the races that mattered were in November and May. Just as pulling carrots from the ground to see how they’re growing is counterproductive, attempting to PR each month of the year means that that PR would remain slower than it could. A few years later, as I cut my teeth in trail and ultra running, I w...

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