Do I have to have a key race? What if I do not race? April 23, 2019 14:38 Updated Follow Not signed in? Log into your Purple Patch account for full access to your education program for coaches and athletes. 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 do I optimize my Garmin for Purple Patch Training Sessions? Minimal Form Pace (MFP) in Running How do I determine my training zones and thresholds? INDEX: Core, Mobility, & Activation Strength Session Replays When should I apply a race build?