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Six Common Mistakes Triathletes Make

  • By Joe Friel
  • Published Aug 18, 2012
  • Updated Aug 19, 2012 at 9:23 AM UTC
Photo: John Segesta

5. Set goals much too high

People think that shooting for the stars means if they fall short they will still make it to the moon. It doesn’t work that way. In fact, this does just the opposite. If the goal is obviously out of reach there is no motivation to even try for it. It just becomes wishing and hoping.

The fix: Goals must be just barely out of reach to be effective.

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