‘If we want something we’ve never had, we must do something we’ve never done’
Welcome to my new blog page, where every month I’ll be blogging about the challenges we face in becoming better triathlon athletes.
As both a triathlete and a coach, every day I witness ordinary people achieving extraordinary things. But as a competitive sport, it’s all too easy to become fixated on the races and the race outcomes. Training for and competing in triathlon involves so much more than pushing hard day in and day out.
Those of you who know me know that I’m passionate about triathlon as a sport that has the ability to both build character as well as reveal it. We learn so much about ourselves as we stretch ourselves both physically and emotionally. It’s both exhilarating and heart-breaking. As a coach, it’s my purpose to support and bring out the best in each individual, no matter their level of ability or capability. For me, participation is all.
In this blog I’ll talk about some the challenges most of us will face and overcome over the course of our triathlon training and racing. I’ll also give you my personal perspectives on everything from specific races to the kind of gear we should be buying.
Some of the topics I’ll cover over the course of the year are (in no particular order):
- The importance of a professional bike fit
- Always expect the unexpected
- Best techniques for transitions
- Checklists for race day
- My favourite triathlons
- How to deal with being injured
- How to modify your training when you have a winter cold or flu
- And more…!
If there’s a particular topic, issue or challenge you’d like me to address, or have any burning questions you’d like to see answered here, please let me know by dropping me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll write about it!
I’ll also feature guest posts from time to time, so if you fancy writing about your own experiences or have a pet topic, then by all means do get in touch.
Look out for my next post – 5 crucial reasons to have a professional bike fit – on 1st July.
Go well guys 🏊🏻🚴🏃♂️💨