Do I have to have a key race? What if I do not race? April 23, 2019 14:38 Updated Not a Member yet? $25/month Get Purple Patch Education Membership, A complete performance education program for coaches and athletes. SUBSCRIBE You need to sign in to view this page. No. In fact, we don’t see the Squad as preparation for a single event, but rather a chance to become part of something special for many years. We have many athletes in San Francisco and elsewhere who seldom to never compete. These athletes train year round for personal development, vibrancy, and improved energy for life. The base workouts and education provided with our Squad programming will ensure a specific and progressive journey throughout the year regardless of whether or not you have a key race. You can train in an intentional way for the joy of it. BONUS: If you do decide to add an A or B race, you will have a base level of fitness and race build options at your fingertips to drop into your calendar. Related articles How does the scale of the plans change to fit different athlete levels and abilities in each discipline? How do I determine my training zones and thresholds? SQUAD LAUNCH Coach Office Hours with Matt Dixon - 4/29/19 How do I know if I should select the 4, 7 or 10-week race build plan? What about a B-Race? How do I get support?