Dear Coach: What Should I Do Now For A Strong 2013 Season?

  • By Andrew Dollar
  • Published Jan 2, 2013
  • Updated Nov 25, 2014 at 9:35 AM UTC

5. Plan your season. Sit down and map out your season on a calendar. Sometimes you don’t realize there are conflicts until it’s all plotted out in front of you. For example, you may realize that your peak training weeks for a planned “A” race conflict with an annual business trip. Planning now can also give your family a heads up, make you realize your schedule is too ambitious, and/or save you a lot of money if you register early.

RELATED: 5 Tips For Planning A Family-Friendly Race Season

Andrew Dollar is the owner of FTP Coaching ( based in Nashville, Tenn. He has competed in more than 50 multisport events, including Ironmans, the USAT National Championships and the Sprint Triathlon World Championship.

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