November 2, 2021
The fourth edition of the Coached Race was held on 23 October. Here’s how it went down.
These races are part of a bigger picture, a stepping stone, to bigger and better things for most.
With racing slowly returning around the world and our athletes running in real races, this event was a little smaller and less of a priority than previous editions.
Still, our runners gave their best effort and ran well. They were rewarded for their effort with some great prizes kindly sponsored by our friends at Hydragun, Under Armour, Oakley and The Foot Practice.
Post-race, we asked our runners to answer a short survey to share their results and experience. I’ve plucked out some of the non-personal results, and here they are. You can also read runner Priscilla’s account of the event in her latest blog post.
Here’s how the race went …
A little over half the athletes who ran decided on the longer, half marathon option.
For most, this run was a chance to test their fitness and have some fun. Twenty per cent were treating this as an A-Race (most important race), while the majority were running to benchmark their fitness.
For the most part, runners were satisfied with their results. In this case, on a scale of 1 = gutted to 5 = stoked, most of our runners were content with their performance.
Most runners felt pretty good by the looks of things, with a few of our athletes having a rough day. As I always remind the team, though, feelings don’t dictate outcomes. You can feel poorly and still run fast. Likewise, you can feel great and run slow.
Racing is a skill, and that’s why I like our athletes to practice. Overall, most runners executed well. The pre-race meal and pacing seem to be the two areas we need to help our athletes improve, so we’ll continue to work on those areas.
Until traditional races return or the government changes its rules, we’ll continue to host these races for our athletes. Coached Race 5.0 happens in February.
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