Four Triathlon Resolutions You Can Keep

  • By Sarah Wassner Flynn
  • Published Jan 4, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:37 PM UTC
Photo: Jayne Furman

Haven’t hammered out that resolution list yet? Here are four goals to go for this year—and tips on how to get ‘em done.

For more ways to make your triathlon goals happen this year, check out the story “No Excuses” in the February 2012 issue of Triathlete, on newsstands Jan. 10.

Resolution #1: Run Better Off the Bike

Even the most seasoned runners fall victim to that familiar “dead legs” feeling after dismounting the bike, but there are ways to power through.  “As triathletes, we never run fresh,” says pro triathlete Tim O’Donnell of Boulder, Colo., one of world’s top-ranked long-distance racers. “So we need to learn to how to run fast when tired.”  A longtime swimmer, O’Donnell’s transformation to a triathlete entailed completing all of this runs off of the bike or out of the water. “For long runs, I would spin for 45 to 60 minutes before the run to adapt,” he says. “I would also do my easy runs after hard swim sessions on the treadmill.”

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