I have been doing triathlons for a little over a year now and have quite a few sprints under my belt. I am now moving up to Olympic and then, hopefully, to 70.3 later this year.
I have a three quarter Olympic distance this weekend and I have been looking at last year's split results, transitions times, age group times and so on. I then look at my age group and split it in three parts: top 33%, middle 33%, and bottom 33%. I basically try to stay out of the bottom 33% on each discipline and, if that happens, I should be ok for the whole race.
Am I doing this right? What is your race strategy for shorter distances? What do you aim for?
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