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Sports Psychology Tips For Triathletes

  • By Erin Beresini
  • Published Oct 2, 2013
Photo: Rocky Arroyo

Problem 9: Equipment envy

If only your bike were 2 pounds lighter, you’d be so much faster.

Solved: Again, cut it out with the negative self-talk. “Do you think anyone in the history of triathlon has ridden a fast bike split on a slower bike?” Carr asks. “Well, it’s because they didn’t perceive themselves negatively on that piece of equipment.” Need proof? MarkAllenOnline co-founder Luis Vargas once clocked a 4:56 in Kona on a steel-framed beast that weighed 23 pounds.

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