Posts tagged goals
How Can I Beat the Winter Blues in My Training?

Winter can be a frustrating time for triathletes.  We have to do the majority of our training indoors to beat the cold and when training outside are faced with few hours of actual daylight.  We have to get up while it is still dark, venture out into the cold, change into a tiny bathing suit and jump into a freezing pool.  We have to spend hours on a stationary bike in stuffy rooms.  We have to run on treadmills while staring at the same spot on the wall.  It can get rough.

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Don't Start Your Next Season's Training Until You Do These 4 Things!

In the northern hemisphere leaves are starting to fall, in some cases even snow, and the training is moving indoors. Some people are in off-season and enjoying some non-swim/bike/run-related activities , while others are slowly getting back into the groove of training and building that strength and stamina to get us through the rest of the year.

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Dream. Travel. Race.

Dream. Travel. Race. That's exactly what I did back at the beginning of this decade. I had been training and competing in triathlon for a few years when I decided to make myself a goal.  My wife and I had always enjoyed travelling, but I had never thought about combining two of my most favourite things.

I set the goal to qualify for the ITU World Championships. In fact, I gave myself a goal to accomplish this within 5 years. I trained extremely hard, and won the National Championships in my age group.  Qualifying for the Age Group World Championships was one of the greatest accomplishments I have ever had.  It was an absolute amazing experience that are difficult to put into words.  

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