As a sport scientist, coach advisor and professional triathlete, I’m often asked what's the best way to prepare for international competition. In this three part series I’ll cover everything you need to know from planning your trip, preparing your mind and body for your key competition, and lastly, ensuring you arrive at your destination feeling fresh, healthy and ready to perform at your best.
With busy race schedules, injuries/illness, work and other life commitments, it’s not always easy planning too far in advance for some racers. However, where ever possible try to plan as far ahead as possible and arrange your trip accordingly. Things to take into consideration when planning your trip should include:
Brodie Gardner has a Masters in Exercise Physiology, Honours in Sports Science and competes as a professional triathlete. He has a long history working with elite athletes and has provided consultation services to numerous Australian sporting associations.