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PERFORMANCECOACHING July/August 2011


IN THIS ISSUE: COACHES CORNER


that will cover race-day nutrition and ways to prepare for open water swims, strong bike legs and race-day runs. We also discuss how and why to taper for races as well as information for sprint-distance events all the way up to Ironman, so read on for some great racing information.


T We hope you enjoy the newsletter.


Linda Cleveland USAT Coach Development Manager


he focus of this issue is preparing your athletes for their races. Whether your athletes are racing their first sprint or fifth Ironman, it’s always a good idea to help them fine-tune their race-day tactics. Included are articles


PREPARING YOUR ATHLETES FOR COMPETITION


PrePArIng AThLeTeS for oPen WATer SWIMS eamon foley ....................................page 2


LeAD YoUr AThLeTeS To A BeTTer BIke Leg Jason Digman ..................................page 5


rUn To The fInISh: BUILD SPeeD, fInISh STrong Amy kuitse .....................................page 8


rACe-DAY nUTrITIon: The MISSIng PUzzLe PIeCe kimberly Shah .................................page 10


A CoMMon QUeSTIon: Do I hAve To TAPer? Joanna Chodorowska ......................page 14


CoAChIng eDUCATIon UPDATe ......page 16


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