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
Photo: Kurt Hoy

Dirk Bockel
Fourth-place Kona finisher

The thing that made the biggest difference for me in racing is realizing that I have to race my own race. Getting too caught up in what everyone else is doing (before and during the race) is just distracting and mentally exhausting. Focusing on what I do well and sticking to my plan has led me to more success, especially in long-distance triathlon.

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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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