Because there are many ways to define a successful race day performance, it's important that athletes always consider having a race day plan and thinking about anything and everything within their control before and during a race. Because it feels great to finish a race knowing that you gave your best effort possible, it's very important that you consider a few very important tips to ensure that you set yourself up for success at every race you participate in on your schedule.
-Be prepared for wetsuit legal OR not legal by having the appropriate swim attire.
-Respect your bike distance and the entire distance of your race.
-If you are experiencing GI distress on the run and can not tolerate any more carbs or fluids, just slow down or stop. Give your body a moment when it happens to settle down before you try to push through and then experience the point of no return. Research shows that swishing (and spitting) a carb-rich drink in your mouth, without swallowing, an be a positive tactic to help maintain performance but be aware that this doesn't always relate to postponing fatigue at the end of the race.