2. Accept that you have your own best interests at heart. I can distinguish between whether I simply can’t be bothered or I am tired. We all have this mechanism. Having structured recovery sessions in your training program is important, but if you feel the need to take more, then take it. The guilt that many people carry in this decision does the most harm. Let it go. Ultimately you’re in charge of your triathlon journey, so treat your training decisions with authority and leadership.