Problem 2: Avoiding burnout
Feeling particularly unmotivated? Perhaps you’re fried on tri.
Solved: “When someone gets stale in their training, they often don’t get enough rest and recovery,” Carr says. “They’re also too focused on outcome goals instead of process goals.” When that happens, doubts, fears and concerns can creep in during training days when you feel far from your outcome goals. So, again, don’t forget to set daily and weekly objectives.
And if you still reach the point of no return, a break might be in order. “When you’re burned out, the first thing you have to do is take time away from the sport,” Haberl says. “Once you’ve had a break, then it’s time to reassess what you expect to get out of the sport, and how you see yourself through triathlon.”