I know. Its only September! You just finished (or are finishing up) your 2014 race season! Why start thinking about 2015? Here are just a few reasons…
1. Races sell out. In fact, many of the races in the first 9 months of 2015 are probably already sold out. Now is the time to decide what you want to do next year so you don't get shut out!
2. Prevent post-race depression. It's a thing, people! You work hard all season, race hard and have a great race (or a sucky one), and then you sit on the couch eating Cheetos and gaining 10 pounds. You lose your motivation to do pretty much anything that involves swimming, biking and running. And, it's totally normal! But, setting some new goals will get you up and moving. Besides, your triathlon friends are missing you!
3. The holidays are coming! Yes, Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday by far) and other holidays are coming. Candy corn anyone?! Holiday cookies? Having a plan in place will help you avoid the holiday weight gain!
4. You need an off-season plan. This can be working on technique a single sport, losing some unwanted pounds, even doing some non-triathlon related activities. But, I think it's important to stay active so you are not starting at square one in January.
5. If you are planning to use a coach in 2015, do not wait until January to start talking to your local coaches. For the 2014 season, many of us were filled up by October or November of 2013. Why hire a coach? If you need the accountability, hire a coach. If you have a pretty significant weakness in one or more sports, hire a coach. If you are moving up to the half Ironman or full Ironman distance, definitely, definitely hire a coach! There are so many great coaches in the Denver area. It's pretty easy to find one that matches your style. I am currently taking athletes myself for 2015 and would love to work with you to reach your goals - whether that's taking on your first triathlon or fastest one. Or, moving up in distance. Contact me for more information!
I haven't even finished the 2014 race season and I'm already looking forward to 2015. Hope you are, too!