1. At the end of the ride, start visualizing the run
In Javi’s own words: “If you can, stretch during the last kilometer or so of the cycling route.” This helps you prepare for the transition to the run and activates those muscles in your legs that you may not be using – a smart way to literally hit the ground running.
2. Train for the race you want
If you’re shying away from longer distances, the World Champion suggests you rethink your mindset. “Longer doesn’t have to mean harder. Sometimes shorter is harder as it’s so intense and fast.” What matters most is having the right triathlon training plan and process in place for your goals, and following it through to make a reality.
3. Speed breeds speed
As the old adage goes, practice makes perfect and so if you’re looking for a new triathlon PB or to finish atop the podium with a break-neck speed, you need to be sure you go all out in training as you would on race day. As Javi says:
It’s simple: if you want to race fast you have to train fast.