In her recent Runner's World post, Coach Jenny Hadfield & active.com running expert shared 97 facebook friend comments on what factors make a PR.
- hill training, weight training, diet changes, speed work, training groups, encouragement, mental changes, and more.
In your experience as a triathlete, what factors led to your most recent PR?
- Example: tighter transitions, better swim technique, stronger bike, or more power on the run? Or changes in nutrition, strength, training groups, or strategy?
Read Coach Jenny's post and the comments here http://askcoachjenny.runnersworld.com/2012/06/97-ways-to-run-a-personal-record.html
and check out the running section of active.com here http://www.active.com/running/.
Sara Cox Landolt
Increasing my overall base mileage throughout the winter has helped a lot to improve my endurance and speed. I also focused on one or two speed sessions per week during my build phase and this also seemed to help. I think it depends a lot on how experienced the athlete is...beginners can benefit a lot from increasing their time in the saddle, our on the roads, and in the pool. Veterans may want to focus on speed work and strength training.