Racing is back. As we individually and collectively build our performances, the mission is a wonderful 2021 with great personal performances. Throughout the last year we have sought to retain routine, progress, and unite in a quest for maintaining stability in the journey. A key ‘find’ that we stumbled upon were the Challenges. Purple Patch wide challenges that could provide a lightning rod of positive habits, focus on key parts of training, and a dose of fun and camaraderie across the athlete population. We hit the 2020 Consistency Challenge before the holidays, then dove into the low-RPM sessions of March with the SE Challenge. These were embraced by a broad swath of Purple Patch, we all had a lot of fun, and we believe they were highly effective. Well, here we go again:
The Performance Habits Challenge.
An ideal time to recommit to the all important habits that support the positive yield of our hard work. As we march towards the high race-specific training, a phase that begins in early July, we have created a challenge that every Purple Patch athlete can participate in, but also yield benefit from.
The Challenge involves two parts.
- We'll start with a 3-week "habit build" to help you nail the basics in an area like sleep or nutrition
- Then you'll finish with a "Fireworks 5K" to showcase your fitness and help get you fired up for The summer of Race Specific Training.
It's easy to participate. Here's how:
- Use the worksheet linked above. It explains the Challenge and will help you track your progress for the 3-week "habit build". As you'll see, accountability will be important, so if you're in our athlete Facebook group make sure to comment on our check-in posts.
- Complete your own Fireworks 5K between July 2-4 (details in the Challenge sheet). After your run, make sure you submit a Race Report using the form found in your training calendar on July 5.
Remember that we always talk about accountability? The power of support, community and sharing the journey. Well here it is. Get involved and participate, and share your success, challenges and experiences with each other.
It is going to be a lot of fun.
Oh -- and the kits! Before I forget, don’t forget the brand new Purple Patch Cycling and Triathlon Kits! We only have a limited time. These are the kits for 2021 and 2022. You have been asking us for so long, and we finally are delivering. We think they are rather tasty, and would love you to represent. Amplify your cheers from the crowd with your new gear:
The store closes on June 10th. This will be the final order for some months and you will not be able to order these items after the closing date, so don’t miss out.