Race to challenge yourself. Its more about personal goals than competition. A triathlon, incorporates swimming, biking and running all in one race. A triathlon may seem intimidating, but the event has a reputation for being unusually welcoming and supportive to beginners. The best part? If you’re already exercising regularly, it only takes six dedicated weeks of training to get you to race day.
Let the water be clear. Don’t do what the over-ambitious triathletes do; training too hard, too much, all the time. It’s called muddying the water. And if you keep the water muddy, you won’t be performing to your full potential. Respecting your rest periods and staying within the confines of your workout is extremely important to get the desired result.
Focus on the essentials. Strength in the glutes keeps the pelvis from tilting from side to side (among other things) and has the potential to eliminate some classic running injuries including IT band friction syndrome. Keep your feet firmly under you. The feet should fall directly under your center of mass, not in front of it.
Wisely drop some drills to become the sharper and smarter. Doing some 1,642 swimming drills doesn’t make you a better swimmer. You can do a few drills that have a very specific purpose and become a better swimmer. If you’re a bad swimmer, you’re killing your momentum. You need to get comfortable in the water and get your body position correct. Side lying kick drill is an essential way to do that. Definitely, not the only drill you need to have in your repertoire, but it’s worth putting there.
Style without substance is just a body without soul. Don’t just train to look strong. Real motive must be to gain strength, rather than demonstrating that with no substantial purpose. Do weight work with positive mindset and healthy approach towards the goal. Keep it as simple as possible.
Stretching helps you maintain your extensive range of motion & movements. Stretching is an important part of fitness, increases circulation while bringing calmness to the mind – which proves very helpful in fending off injuries.
Focus must be on the process, rather than the outcome. Focus on the outcome alone can be very distracting. So instead of fixating on winning race, better turn your attention to what it takes to win the race. Keeping your rhythm up, getting your nutrition right and all the other little pieces you need to put together to keep you ahead in the race. Process is more important. When the process is right, result will always be in your favor.