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  • #6687


    Hello , when you train through races that arent your goal races but you run them at 100 per cent effort, do those races have the benefits of a workout???

  • #23829


    sure,becuase as you said you train through this races without tapering , just doing the race at 100% effort  with the weekly training( tired from workouts), so yes they bring a lot of benefits mentally as physically,1) depending on the race and the distance you are training a system( lactate threshold, vo2 max) and you are exposing your body to an  effort  that will be pretty much the same as the goal race just with tapering, more rested and more focused,and mentally tune up races teach you to deal with nerves and to plan out your strategy for your goal race.

  • #23830


    Cesar is right, they do hold some training benefit depending on the distance and, more importantly, refine your racing skills.

    I wouldn't suggest replacing too many workouts with races but a consistent diet of racing is what's going to keep you mentally sharp and ready to give a best effort, not to mention give you a good dose of workouts along the way.

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