How To Train Hard, Race Fast and Live Well
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It’s a New Year, a new decade and you’re motivated, inspired & pumped to make 2020 the year you smash your triathlon goals. Perhaps it’s to do your first triathlon, your first Ironman or even trying to qualify for Kona. But why is this year going to be different?
Every year we set new resolutions for the year ahead. But how many of us stick to them? I believe it’s about accountability and shouting your goals to the World so that you are more committed to achieving them.
The best training you can do is to race. Yet many age groupers aren’t racing enough to get the benefits that only a race can give you.
It’s a simple training philosophy but it’s effective. The two intensity approached – hard and easy will give you the training adaptations you need and improve your results.
Triathlon is a sport that predominantly uses the bodies aerobic energy system. Without having the solid aerobic conditioning it’s like a house without a slab. The walls and roof start to become a little shaky and under stress they will eventually collapse. On the outside it might look awesome and really pretty to look at but check inside and there is no foundation to keep it together.
It’s always easy to start training for a race. The hard part is to stay motivated after the initial excitement wears off. My six tips for staying motivated.
Finding this blog from a few years ago is like when you’re reading an old tabloid magazine at the hairdressers. You know how the story ends but it’s still interesting to read…
The Noosa Triathlon is Australia’s largest triathlon event and first timers will undoubtedly find it both exciting and daunting at the same time.
Look no further than the paratriathlon to find athletes who work incredibly hard and don’t let anything stop them. Seeing these performances can help put your own excuses into perspective.
We all get nervous before the start of a race and for the most part this is a good thing. For some people though, their nerves get the better of them and play havoc with their result. Here Mark provides his advice on how to deal with pre-race nerves.
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