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Make Small Changes, See Big Gains In Your Triathlon Training

  • By Julia Polloreno
  • Published Sep 26, 2013
  • Updated Sep 26, 2013 at 6:38 PM UTC
Photo: Aaron Hersh

Rachel Joyce
Challenge Roth Champion

In my running I try to remain conscious of my run form in every session rather than plug in my iPod and switch my brain off. I don’t spend the entire run thinking, “form, form, form,” but I have prompts that I use to remind myself throughout my run to keep good form, even when I’m tired. Things like: keep hips forward, engage my glutes and think about my foot strike. It’s not a huge change, and it doesn’t take a huge effort, but it is helping. I’ve learned that spending a few minutes on a foam roller every day helps me keep on top of tight spots in between weekly massages, and that means more consistent training. Also, using a power meter showed me was I was riding too easy on the flats!

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Julia Polloreno

Julia Polloreno

As Editor-in-Chief of Triathlete magazine, Polloreno oversees the monthly magazine’s content and production. 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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