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: Rich Cruse/

Sarah Haskins
Two-time Race to the Toyota Cup Champion

It is important to know when to keep pushing through the hard workouts for continued fitness gains and when just one more workout will send you into a deep training hole that will actually set you back in your fitness. Really paying attention to your personal body signals is key to getting the most out of your workouts day in and day out. It’s especially important to take a few days off when you feel a little tightness and pain in an area versus pushing through workouts and becoming injured for a longer period of time. Another “little” thing that creates big change is staying smart when traveling. Stay hydrated, bring healthy snacks, schedule flights at convenient times and fit in stretching and active recovery upon returning home. This can make a huge difference in getting back into your quality training cycle sooner.

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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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