Make Small Changes, See Big Gains In Your Triathlon Training

  • By Julia Polloreno
  • Published Sep 26, 2013
  • Updated Jan 15, 2016 at 1:38 PM UTC

Angela Naeth
Multiple 70.3 Champion

Don’t waste your precious time looking for that one mythical workout that will turn you into a super-triathlete. Instead, build an environment that is constant, reliable and motivating, and then put your head down and do the work. Trying to emulate someone else’s workouts can make you feel like you’re not measuring up, as well as adding an increased chance for injury. Consistency in your training will trump a “special” workout any day of the week. Also, having motivated workout partners will keep you accountable on the days you just want to stay in bed, as well as create an environment in which the hard seems easy … or at least more bearable. You can learn a lot from those who have been there already, and learning from others’ mistakes is a great way to shorten your learning curve! Finally, work from the inside out: Create a mind-set that focuses on the process rather than living for results.

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Julia Polloreno

Julia Polloreno

Julia Polloreno is the editor at large of Triathlete magazine. A Stanford University graduate with an award-winning track record in publishing, Polloreno is a two-time Ironman finisher and has been a competitive triathlete for more than a decade.

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