Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Importance of your "C" races. Learn from the Jackson 5

Remember the 'ol Jackson 5 song "A,B,C, it's easy as Do Re Me..."? Check this out for a refresher.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-aSjHnbw18
First thing we learn in school is the alphabet and the song that goes with it. So how does A, B, C relate to endurance sports and triathlon? You label your races for this season as A races, B races or C races.  You might have 1-3 A races, a few more B races and several C races. B and C should always serve the big-picture goal of nailing your A race(s).

I haven't raced since the end of last summer. It's been five months. But, I have laid out my whole race season calendar and labeled my races. Every, single, race has a purpose with an end goal. They're each part of a strategic plan leading (hopefully) to nailing four National Championship races and one World Championship race.

Yesterday I did my first race of this season - a C race. No big deal. No huge goal for it. No hoop-la or crowd. Just a local 5K running race.

It's purpose? Get my legs moving a little faster than normal training. Average a nice 7:30/mile pace, and...don't pull anything. There you go. That's it. But, it's very important in that it's the first rung on my ladder. Next weekend there is another C race with the purpose of running 7:15s. Then, two weeks after that, another C race, running 7 minute miles.

You see where we're going here? After those C races, I've got two B races hitting 6:50/miles, then 6:40s. In the midst of this string of non-A running races, is a B triathlon...in Cuba! Bucket list race. ITU has a World Cup race stop in Havana and an open (anyone can race) race. That too will serve a specific purpose, leading to Duathlon National Championships seven weeks later.

First C race no big deal? Actually, it kind of is. I'm using my 5-Zone Living system throughout all this and you can learn more about it here - https://5zone.lincolnmurdoch.com/5zoneliving

I've been blessed to win three USA Triathlon Regional Championships and two National Championships. A big part of the reason for that success is careful, strategic race planning (including C, B and A races) and the 5-Zone Living system. If you need help planning your season and nailing those A races, give me a shout.  https://www.lincolnmurdoch.com/


Friday, January 19, 2018

Self Coached? Have A Full-on Coach? Many Just Need...A CONSULTANT!

Good article on self-coaching - http://www.triathlete.com/…/why-self-coaching-can-be-a-good… 

...BUT, some endurance athletes fall between "I have a coach" and "I'm self-coached." Many don't want to pay for a full-on coach, but don't feel adequate to be completely self-coached. 


I connect quite often with those athletes who needs to "frame up" their training - more big picture month to month vs. receiving every, single, daily workout and exactly what to do each minute. They just want to be sure they're getting in the key workouts but want to decide themselves exact what and when to do them. 


What they need is a CONSULTANT vs. a coach. I love doing this with athletes. Give me a shout if you don't want to pay for a full-on coach but could use some input occasionally from a consultant...namely...me!  www.lincolnmurdoch.com  Face-to-face, phone, Skype, Zoom all good.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

5-Zone Living Is LAUNCHED!! Check it out!

https://5zone.lincolnmurdoch.com/5zoneliving

I’m excited to announce my first Online Video Course for all endurance athletes - Triathletes - beginner to Ironman - runners, duathletes, etc., as it guides you strategically through your ENTIRE year of training and racing!
Ground-breaking...Lifestyle Mindset Training Covering 5 Key Areas: Willpower, Mind, Food, Training & Focus
Normally $129 - I'm running a January Launch Promotion for just $99 (and for a limited time I'm offering a FREE one-on-one 30 minute personal consultation).
Here's what's included...
5-Zone Living Online Endurance Athlele Lifestyle Course:
* Videos: 7 educational videos
* Multiple Worksheets: Fill out and customize for your needs
* 5-Zone Living Grid: For easy reference
* 30 minute Consultation: one-on-one photo call with
Lincoln Murdoch
Visit 5zone.lincolnmurdoch.com to learn more now!